Finite element research of reinforced concrete structures strengthened with Textile Reinforced Concrete (TRC)

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Nowadays, most structures are made of Reinforced Concrete (RC). But many of them have to be strengthened sometimes. One efficient method for strengthening RC structures is the use of Textile Reinforced Concrete (TRC). Besides the flexural strengthening, TRC can rise the shear capacity, too. To investigate the shear strengthening of RC structures with TRC few experimental tests were conducted. These tests are the basis for numerical investigations of the shear strengthening with TRC, which is described in this paper. At first, the experimental setup will be described, afterwards the simulation of the several components of a RC structure strengthened with TRC is shown. The next step is the comparison between unstrengthened and strengthened beams. All simulations show a good conformity between numerical and experimental results. Based on these simulations, further investigations can be done to achieve more information about the complex behavior of a shear strengthening with TRC.


Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationComputational Modelling of Concrete Structures - Proceedings of the conference on Computational Modelling of Concrete and Concrete Structures, EURO-C 2018
EditorsBernhard Pichler, Jan G. Rots, Günther Meschke
PublisherCRC Press/Balkema
Number of pages10
ISBN (print)9781138741171
Publication statusPublished - 2018

Publication series

SeriesEURO-C : Computational Modelling of Concrete Structures


TitleEURO-C 2018 Computational Modelling of Concrete Structures
Duration26 February - 1 March 2018
CityBad Hofgastein

External IDs

ORCID /0000-0002-1596-7164/work/142255671