Textile reinforced mortar (TRM) is a composite material consisting of dry fibers embedded in a cementitious matrix, commonly used for strengthening masonry and concrete structures. In general, tensile characterization is required to identify the TRM mechanical properties, which are considered the key parameters needed for the structural design of strengthening systems. This paper presents the results of an experimental study conducted to investigate the tensile properties of TRM. In this effort, a total of 15 TRM coupons of 410 mm in length, 50 mm in width, and 10 mm in thickness were tested under uniaxial tensile load with clevis-Type anchors. Three different types of textile materials were considered: carbon, glass, and polyparaphenylene benzobisoxazole (PBO). As for the study results, a common shape of the TRM tensile constitutive law was observed. Moreover, the average mechanical properties were listed for each type of TRM. Finally, the results and considerations presented in this work can enrich the literature with background data, which are beneficial for future applications of TRM systems in structural rehabilitation and repair.
|Title of host publication||ISEC 2017 - 9th International Structural Engineering and Construction Conference|
|Subtitle of host publication||Resilient Structures and Sustainable Construction|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 1 2017|
|Event||9th International Structural Engineering and Construction Conference: Resilient Structures and Sustainable Construction, ISEC 2017 - Valencia, Spain|
Duration: Jul 24 2017 → Jul 29 2017
|Other||9th International Structural Engineering and Construction Conference: Resilient Structures and Sustainable Construction, ISEC 2017|
|Period||7/24/17 → 7/29/17|
- Material behavior
- Mechanical properties
- Test procedure.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Civil and Structural Engineering
- Building and Construction