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Textile reinforcement: Research and application

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Textile reinforcement is a novel type of reinforcement for structural concrete. It is made of high-performance continuous fibres that are bundled into fibre strands. By means of highly automatized textile fabrication methods, these strands are processed into a fabric. The reinforcement is characterized by superior mechanical properties and a high corrosion resistance. In this seminar I will discuss some research gaps that are currently being addressed in my work with an innovative and interdisciplinary approach. Furthermore, I will highlight some pilot applications where the usage of textile reinforcement resulted in a reduction of the overall material consumption and enabled a more sustainable solution compared to steel-reinforced concrete elements. As a conclusion, it can be stated that textile reinforcement is a promising new type of reinforcement for structural concrete, which in the author’s point of view will find its way into practice in the near future.

This talk is part of the Engineering Department Structures Research Seminars series.

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