An Experimental Study on Improved Mechanical Behavior of Textile-Reinforced Concrete
The influences of the mesh sizes, the surface treatment and cover thickness of the textile on anti-crack and bearing capacity of the competent were investigated. Additionally, to prevent the splitting of the concrete, hanging U-shaped hook upon textiles was also experimentally studied. The experiment results indicate that sticking sand on epoxy resin-impregnated textile and reduced cover thickness are helpful to improve the mechanical performance of the component; the textile with 10mm×10mm mesh size is superior than that with 20mm×20mm mesh size regardless of in the respect of enhancing the bearing capacity of the TRC or in the respect of controlling matrix cracking; the novel method of adding U-shape iron hook not only can improve the bonding performance between the textile and the concrete, but also can enhance the shearing capacity of the concrete.
S. P. Yin and S. L. Xu, "An Experimental Study on Improved Mechanical Behavior of Textile-Reinforced Concrete", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 168-170, pp. 1850-1853, 2011