Innovative design concepts: Application of textile reinforced concrete to shell structures

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Today's challenges comprise climate change, urbanization, and demographic change. The building industry is of major technical and economic importance for these subjects. Due to the versatility, structural concrete is the major applied material in building industry. The associated cement production contributes significantly to the CO2 emissions. Hence, new technologies and planning methods as well as production and recycling techniques have to be developed to account for a fast changing world and to reduce the carbon footprint. High-performance materials, such as textile reinforced concrete, in combination with new construction methods and conceptual designs, can reduce the material usage significantly. In this paper, new construction methods as well as conceptual designs are proposed, which result in economic structural members.


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)637-646
Number of pages10
JournalStructural Concrete
Issue number3
Early online date23 Nov 2017
Publication statusPublished - 27 Jun 2018

External IDs

Scopus 85034846184
ORCID /0000-0002-1596-7164/work/111044215
ORCID /0000-0001-5645-9652/work/142238137



  • Conceptual design, Shells, Textile reinforced concrete (TRC)