Microstructural characteristics of cementitious composites reinforced with woven fabrics

A. Peled, D. Yankelevsky, A. Bentur

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The influence of woven fabrics on the bond between woven fabrics and cement matrix was studied to understand the microscopical characteristics of these composites. For that purpose, pull-out tests were carried out, and scanning electron microscope observations were taken prior to and after the pull-out tests. The fabrics which were used in this study were all plain weave with 22 yarns per centimetre in the pull-out direction and with varied fill density in the perpendicular direction. It was found that the crimped yarns became straight after the pull-out of the matrix, and their surface exhibited abrasion-like damage. Greater surface damage was associated with greater pull-out resistance.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)149-155
Number of pages7
JournalAdvances in Cement Research
Issue number36
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1997
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Building and Construction
  • Materials Science (all)


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