Textile reinforcement structures for concrete construction applications––a review

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The use of non-metallic, textile reinforcement structures in place of steel reinforcement is a key component in making concrete constructions more sustainable and durable than they currently are. The reason for this is the corrosion resistance of textile reinforcements, which makes it possible to reduce the thickness of the concrete cover and at the same time extend the service life of concrete structures. This reduces the amount of cement required and thus also the emission of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide (CO 2). By means of textile manufacturing technologies, customized, load-adapted reinforcement topologies can be adjusted to the requirements of highly stressed and well-designed concrete components. The objective of this paper is to give an overview of recent research literature dedicated to textile reinforcement structures that are already used for concrete applications in the construction industry as well as those currently under development. Therefore, textile reinforcement structures, which are divided into one-, two- and three-dimensional topologies, as well as common materials used for textile-reinforced concrete (TRC) are reviewed. Most research has so far been devoted to two-dimensional textile reinforcement structures. Furthermore, novel approaches to the fabrication of textile reinforcement structures for concrete applications based on robotic yarn deposition technologies are addressed.


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4041-4064
Number of pages24
JournalJournal of Composite Materials
Issue number26
Publication statusPublished - 19 Sep 2022

External IDs

Scopus 85139123736
Mendeley bcf9bfa0-ac0f-3526-a053-b4c32d501310
unpaywall 10.1177/00219983221127181
WOS 000855508800001



  • non-crimp fabric, robot-supported manufacturing, textile reinforcement structure, textile-reinforced concrete