Strengthening of Concrete Structures with Textile Reinforced Mortars: State-of-the-Art Review

Lampros N. Koutas, Zoi Tetta, Dionysios A. Bournas, Thanasis C. Triantafillou

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Textile reinforced mortars (TRM), also known in the international literature as textile reinforced concrete (TRC) or fabric reinforced cementitious matrix (FRCM) materials, have been widely studied during the last two decades as they constitute a promising alternative to the fiber reinforced polymer (FRP) retrofitting solution for strengthening of reinforced concrete members. This paper presents a state-of-the-art review on the strengthening of concrete structures with TRM. First, the tensile and bond behavior of TRM is described. Next, an overview of studies on the use of TRM for flexural, shear, confinement, and seismic retrofitting of concrete or RC members is included, and the key parameters are investigated.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number03118001
JournalJournal of Composites for Construction
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 1 2019


  • Concrete
  • Strengthening
  • Textile reinforced mortar (TRM)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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