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Fabric formed concrete member design

Title: Fabric formed concrete member design
Author(s): R. Schmitz
Paper category : conference
Book title: ICTRC'2006 - 1st International RILEM Conference on Textile Reinforced Concrete
Editor(s): J. Hegger, W. Brameshuber and N. Will
Print-ISBN: 2-912143-97-7
e-ISBN: 2351580087
Publisher: RILEM Publications SARL
Publication year: 2006
Pages: 359 - 368
Total Pages: 10
Nb references: 12
Language: English

Abstract: Concrete members have traditionally been cast using a rigid formwork. Straightforward methods of analysis and design are available for the traditionally cast concrete member – be it a concrete floor, beam, wall or column member. To date, no design procedures or methods to predict the deflected shape of a fabric cast concrete member have been developed. This paper introduces a design procedure that allows to design a fabric cast concrete wall panel.
A four step procedure for analytically modeling a fabric formwork was developed employing the structural analysis program ADINA to analyze the formwork and the concrete panel cast in it. The final panel form, function and performance of the fabric membrane and the reinforcement of the panel for design loads all add to the complexities of the panel’s analysis and design.
Analytical modeling and design techniques presented in this paper will allow members of the design community another way to express themselves using a flexible fabric formwork.

Online publication: 2006-06-02
Publication type : full_text
Public price (Euros): 0.00
doi: 10.1617/2351580087.035

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