Bonding in fabric-cement systems: Effects of fabrication methods

Alva Peled, Sachiko Sueki, Barzin Mobasher

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This paper compares the effects on the bond between fabric and cement matrix of three different processing methods: casting, pultrusion and vacuum condition. The fabrics included bonded glass mesh, woven polyvinylalcohol, and warp knitted weft insertion polypropylene. Pullout tests were performed to examine the bond between fabric and cement matrix. A microstructural analysis was conducted and correlated with pullout data. Improved bonding was obtained for fabric-cement composites produced with the pultrusion process, particularly for fabrics composed of multifilament yarns that have open junction points and no sizing to seal individual yarns. This improved bonding results from the impregnation of the fabric in the cement chamber during the pultrusion process, which filled the spaces between the filaments of the multifilament yarns.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1661-1671
Number of pages11
JournalCement and Concrete Research
Issue number9
StatePublished - 1 Sep 2006


  • Cement
  • Composite
  • Fabric
  • Processing
  • Pullout strength

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Building and Construction
  • General Materials Science


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