Numerical Analysis of Textile Reinforced Concrete Shells: Force Interaction and Failure Types

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In the case of solid slabs made of reinforced concrete that are usually subjected to bending, large areas of the structure are stressed well below their load-bearing capacity. Contrary to this are shell structures, which can bridge large spans with little material if designed according to the force flow. To improve the efficiency of ceiling slabs, we want to utilize the shell load-bearing behavior on a smaller scale by resolving the solid interior accordingly. In order to study a wide range of such constructions virtually, a parametric multi-objective simulation environment is being developed in an ongoing research project. The basic analysis approaches that were implemented are presented in this paper. The basic workflow, the used programs and material models, and their calibration on the tests on textile-reinforced concrete (TRC) samples are described.


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)224-246
Number of pages23
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 12 Mar 2024

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ORCID /0000-0002-8976-6680/work/155290524
ORCID /0000-0002-1596-7164/work/155292486
Scopus 85188838394



  • textile-reinforced concrete, TRC, shell structures, material model, numerical analysis, lightweight concrete elements