Tensile behaviour of textile reinforcement under accelerated ageing conditions
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift, 2016

Textile Reinforced Concrete (TRC) has emerged as a promising alternative wherein corrosion is no longer an issue and much thinner and light-weight elements can be designed. Although TRC has been expansively researched, the formalization of experimental methods concerning durability arises when attempting to implement and design such innovative building materials. In this study, accelerated ageing tests paired with tensile tests were performed. The change in physico-mechanical properties of various commercially available textile reinforcements was documented and evaluated. The ability for the reinforcements to retain their tensile capacity was also quantified in the form of empirical degradation curves. It was observed that accelerated test parameters typically applied to fibre-reinforced polymer (FRP) bars and grids are generally too aggressive for the textile reinforcement products and alternative boundary conditions are necessary. The developed degradation curves were found to have an overall good correlation with the experimental findings.

experimental tests

tensile testing

accelerated ageing

Textile reinforced concrete



Natalie Williams Portal

Chalmers, Bygg- och miljöteknik, Konstruktionsteknik

Mathias Flansbjer

SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden

Chalmers University of Technology

Pär Johannesson

SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden

Katarina Malaga

Swedish Cement and Concrete Research Institute

Karin Lundgren

Chalmers, Bygg- och miljöteknik, Konstruktionsteknik

Journal of Building Engineering

2352-7102 (eISSN)



Building Futures



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