Textile-based composites versus FRP as strengthening and seismic retrofitting materials for concrete and masonry structures

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Abstract

The author reviews experimental studies which have provided fundamental knowledge on the use of a new generation of composite materials, namely Textile-Reinforced Mortars (TRM), as strengthening and seismic retrofitting materials for concrete and masonry structures. TRM are investigated as a means: to provide confinement in plain and Reinforced Concrete (RC), to increase the deformation capacity of old-type RC columns subjected to simulated seismic loading, to increase the shear and flexural resistance of RC members and to increase the out-of-plane or in-plane strength of unreinforced masonry walls. In most cases, the effectiveness of TRM systems is quantified through comparison with equivalent Fiber-Reinforced Polymer (FRP) ones. Based on the results it is concluded that TRM jacketing is an extremely promising new technique, which will enjoy the attention of the research community and will be employed in numerous applications in the next decades.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationConcrete Repair, Rehabilitation and Retrofitting III - Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Concrete Repair, Rehabilitation and Retrofitting, ICCRRR 2012
Pages80-88
Number of pages9
StatePublished - 2012
Event3rd International Conference on Concrete Repair, Rehabilitation and Retrofitting, ICCRRR 2012 - Cape Town, South Africa
Duration: Sep 3 2012Sep 5 2012

Publication series

NameConcrete Repair, Rehabilitation and Retrofitting III - Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Concrete Repair, Rehabilitation and Retrofitting, ICCRRR 2012

Other

Other3rd International Conference on Concrete Repair, Rehabilitation and Retrofitting, ICCRRR 2012
CountrySouth Africa
CityCape Town
Period9/3/129/5/12

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering

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    Triantafillou, T. C. (2012). Textile-based composites versus FRP as strengthening and seismic retrofitting materials for concrete and masonry structures. In Concrete Repair, Rehabilitation and Retrofitting III - Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Concrete Repair, Rehabilitation and Retrofitting, ICCRRR 2012 (pp. 80-88). (Concrete Repair, Rehabilitation and Retrofitting III - Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Concrete Repair, Rehabilitation and Retrofitting, ICCRRR 2012).