An Investigation on Flexural Behavior of Reinforced Concrete Beam with Textile
The textile reinforced concrete (TRC) member has no distinct failure symptom when it arrives at its ultimate load. At the same time, ordinary steel-reinforced concrete (RC) elements have large dead weight and can not efficiently restrict the expansion of the main crack of structures. In order to overcome the above disadvantages, a new architecture reinforced with a combination of the textile and steel bar was presented in this study. The analytical formulae of the proper beam using this new structure were derived, including the load-carrying capacity at different stages and load vs. mid- span deflection relationship during the entire loading process. The theoretical values were compared with the experimental values. It is shown that the theoretical values coincide with the experimental values well and the feasibility of the formulae is verified.
Chaohe Chen, Yong Huang and Guangfan Li
S. P. Yin and S. L. Xu, "An Investigation on Flexural Behavior of Reinforced Concrete Beam with Textile", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 243-249, pp. 1008-1012, 2011