Flexural Strengthening of RC Structures with TRC-Experimental Observations, Design Approach and Application

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Today, the need for structural strengthening is more important than ever. Flexural strengthening with textile reinforced concrete (TRC) is a recommendable addition to already proven methods. In order to use this strengthening method in construction practice, a design model is required. This article gives a brief overview of the basic behavior of reinforced concrete slabs strengthened with TRC in bending tests as already observed by various researchers. Based on this, a design model was developed, which is presented in the main part of the paper. In addition to the model, its assumptions and limits are discussed. The paper is supplemented by selected application examples to show the possibilities of the described strengthening method. Finally, the article will give an outlook on open questions and current research.


Original languageEnglish
Article number1322
JournalApplied Sciences (Switzerland)
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 29 Mar 2019

External IDs

Scopus 85064070886
ORCID /0000-0002-8976-6680/work/142236448
ORCID /0000-0002-1596-7164/work/142255517



  • textile reinforced concrete (TRC), strengthening, bending, model, design, practical application

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