Textile reinforced mortars (trm) as strengthening materials for concrete structures

T. C. Triantafillou, C. G. Papanicolaou

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Abstract

Textile reinforced mortars (TRM) are investigated in this study as strengthening materials for concrete structures altemative to fibre reinforced polymers (FRP). Textiles comprise fabric meshes made of long woven, knitted or even unwoven fibre yams in at least two (typically orthogonal) directions. Mortars-serving as binders-contain polymerie additives in order to increase their shear capacity (hence, their tensile strength). In this study, experimental investigations were carried out in order to provide a better understanding on the effectiveness of TRM jackets as a means of increasing: (i) the axial capacity of concrete through confinement; and (ii) the load-carrying capacity in shear of reinforced concrete (RC) flexural members. From the results obtained in this study it is strongly believed that TRM strengthening techniques are extremely promising and deserve extensive further investigation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationKeep Concrete Attractive
Subtitle of host publication Proceedings of the fib Symposium 2005
EditorsAdorjan Borosnyoi, Gyorgy L. Balazs
PublisherPublisbing Company of Budapest University of Tecbnology and Economics
Pages345-350
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)963420838X, 9789634208389
StatePublished - 2005
Event2005 fib Symposium on Keep Concrete Attractive - Budapest, Hungary
Duration: May 23 2005May 25 2005

Publication series

NameKeep Concrete Attractive - Proceedings of the fib Symposium 2005
Volume1

Other

Other2005 fib Symposium on Keep Concrete Attractive
CountryHungary
CityBudapest
Period5/23/055/25/05

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Architecture
  • Building and Construction
  • Civil and Structural Engineering

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    Triantafillou, T. C., & Papanicolaou, C. G. (2005). Textile reinforced mortars (trm) as strengthening materials for concrete structures. In A. Borosnyoi, & G. L. Balazs (Eds.), Keep Concrete Attractive : Proceedings of the fib Symposium 2005 (pp. 345-350). (Keep Concrete Attractive - Proceedings of the fib Symposium 2005; Vol. 1). Publisbing Company of Budapest University of Tecbnology and Economics.