Textile reinforced concrete (TRC) represents an interesting new construction material, offering several advantages compared to steel or fibre reinforced concrete. These advantages dominate in those fields of applications where thin-walled structural elements with a high load-carrying capacity are necessary. Unfortunately, even today a main topic of consideration for glass-fibre reinforced cementitious composites is the durability. Several mechanisms causing damage to glass fibre reinforcement in cementitious matrices can be distinguished1 : (1) the glass is chemically attacked (by hydroxyl ions), leading to a break-up of the Si-O-Si glass network, (2) formation of hydration products in the contact zone filament/concrete increases transversal shearing on the filaments and leads to loss of ductility and (3) during production of the fibres, flaws are introduced; these propagate under constant load and occasionally lead to delayed fracture (this effect is often referred to as static fatigue).
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationComptest 2004, Book of abstracts paper 40
Publisherhttp://www.aer.bris.ac.uk/comptest2004/proceedings/
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 2004
EventFinds and Results from the Swedish Cyprus Expedition: A Gender Perspective at the Medelhavsmuseet - Stockholm, Sweden
Duration: 21 Sep 200925 Sep 2009

Conference

ConferenceFinds and Results from the Swedish Cyprus Expedition: A Gender Perspective at the Medelhavsmuseet
CountrySweden
CityStockholm
Period21/09/0925/09/09

    Research areas

  • textile reinforced cement, TRC, glass fibres, durability

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