Pre-tensioning of fabrics in cement-based composites

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This paper studies the effects induced by applying a pre-tension load during the production of fabric-cement composites. The flexural behavior as well as the bonding between the different fabrics and the cement matrix was examined, as a means for characterizing the processing parameters. Microstructure characteristics of the fabric-matrix interface as well as the viscous elasticity properties of the fabrics were also explored and correlated with the mechanical properties of the composite. It was found that pre-tensioning of fabrics and the time at which the tension is removed can significantly influence the performance of the composite depending on yarn properties, mainly the viscous-elastic properties, and fabric geometry.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)805-813
Number of pages9
JournalCement and Concrete Research
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1 May 2007


  • Bending strength
  • Cement
  • Composites
  • Pull-out strength
  • Textile

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Building and Construction
  • Materials Science (all)


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