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Shells Made of Textile Reinforced Concrete – Applications in Germany

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Textile reinforced concrete (in short: TRC) is a relatively new building material. It is characterized by the possibility to produce very thin layers with a high tensile strength. Due to the use of flexible reinforcement, TRC is particularly suitable for shell building. In this paper we want to give a short overview about the development of TRC in Germany and the typical material properties. Further we want to describe realized projects in the fields of new shell buildings and of strengthening of reinforced concrete shell structures. The focus is here on manufacturing methods, and we want to demonstrate the potential of textile reinforced concrete for building constructions. We close with a short outlook.
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Keywords: CONCRETE SHELLS; REALIZED PROJECTS; STRENGTHENING OF STRUCTURES; TEXTILE REINFORCED CONCRETE; TEXTILE REINFORCEMENT; TRC

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: March 1, 2017

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  • The Journal of the IASS is the peer-reviewed, quarterly journal of the International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures. The journal mainly presents technical papers and project reports submitted by members or nonmembers of the IASS. Typically, one issue per year focuses on a special topic arranged by guest editors. Additional articles annually include the four Hangai Prize winning papers and Tsuboi Proceedings Award contribution from the IASS annual symposium. Finally, additional content includes announcements of events and memorial statements of distinguished IASS members.
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