Bending performance of concrete beams strengthened with textile reinforced mortar TRM

Abstract

This work presents a method of strengthening concrete structures based on textiles of high strength and mortars. The combination of textiles and mortars produces a new composite material with cementitious matrix. This material can be used for the reinforcement of concrete beams under bending loads. We tested several combinations of fibers: glass, Poliparafenil Benzobisoxazol (PBO), steel and carbon fibers with mortar and we used them to reinforce precast concrete beams. All the specimens were tested with a four-point load test. We discuss the performance of the specimens and we compare the ultimate results with the formulae from FRP codes.

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@inproceedings{Gil2016BendingPO, title={Bending performance of concrete beams strengthened with textile reinforced mortar TRM}, author={Llu{\'i}s Armadans Gil and Christian Escrig and Ernest Bernat}, year={2016} }