Strengthening of concrete elements by layer of textile impregnated cement matrix

Alva Peled, Michael Tsesarsky, Amnon Katz, Ido Anteby

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The goal of the current research was to develop an in-situ technology to strengthen structural concrete elements using textile fabrics impregnated in cement-based material (TRC layers) in order to improve their resistance to impacts during extreme events. The benefits of using TRC systems for strengthening of concrete elements are due to their relatively low cost; superior bond between the TRC layer and the existing concrete element; fire and thermal durability; and simple handling and processing. Experimental program included concrete beams strengthened by cement impregnated alkali resistance (AR) glass fabric. The influences of concrete surface and TRC location as well as various cement-based matrices were studied. Impact tests were performed. Rough surface beams fully confined with the TRC layers observed the best performance mainly of energy absorption capacity and impuls values when using cement-based matrix with polymer additive. These may explained due to improve concrete-TRC bond strength. These properties emphasize the potential of textile reinforced concrete (TRC) in strengthening concrete elements for improved resistance to dynamic loads.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationfib Symposium TEL-AVIV 2013
Subtitle of host publicationEngineering a Concrete Future: Technology, Modeling and Construction, Proceedings
EditorsAvraham N. Dancygier
PublisherTechnion – Israel Institute of Technology
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9789659203901
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2013
Eventfib Symposium TEL-AVIV 2013 - Tel-Aviv, Israel
Duration: 22 Apr 201324 Apr 2013

Publication series

Namefib Symposium TEL-AVIV 2013: Engineering a Concrete Future: Technology, Modeling and Construction, Proceedings


Conferencefib Symposium TEL-AVIV 2013


  • Cement composite
  • Impact pendulum tests
  • Strengthen concrete
  • Textile reinforced concrete (TRC)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction
  • Architecture


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