Tetrahedral profiled carbon rovings for concrete reinforcements

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Textile reinforcements have established themselves as a convincing alternative to conventional steel reinforcements in the building industry. Due to their high load-bearing capacities in addition to a smaller concrete cross section required, the bond between textile and concrete is extremely important. In contrast to ribbed steel bars ensuring a stable mechanical interlock with concrete (form fit), the bond force of carbon rovings has so far been transmitted primarily via the coating of the textile, i.e. by an adhesive bond with the concrete matrix (material fit). However, this material fit must be activated over relatively large yarn areas, which does not allow material-efficient utilization of the mechanical load capacity of the textile reinforcement. Solutions involving profiled rovings promise significant improvements in the bonding behavior by creating an additional mechanical interlock with the concrete matrix. In order to achieve a form-fit effect between roving and concrete, a roving geometry inspired by ribbed steel bars has to be created. For this purpose, an innovative profiling process was developed and implemented.


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)173-182
Number of pages10
JournalSolid State Phenomena
Publication statusPublished - 10 Jun 2022


Title20th AUTEX World Textile Conference
SubtitleUnfolding the Future
Abbreviated titleAUTEX 2021
Conference number20
Duration5 - 9 September 2021
Degree of recognitionInternational event
LocationUniversity of Minho & online

External IDs

Scopus 85132740543
unpaywall 10.4028/p-mcb200
ORCID /0000-0002-5407-3948/work/142240631
ORCID /0000-0001-9640-4373/work/142253025
ORCID /0000-0002-1596-7164/work/142255592



  • carbon reinforced concrete, bond behavior, bond mechanisms, profiling technology, tensile test, bond test

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