Next Article in Journal
Comparison of Fracture Resistance of the Normal and High Strength Concrete Evaluated by Brazilian Disc Test
Previous Article in Journal
Cloud Removal in High Resolution Multispectral Satellite Imagery: Comparing Three Approaches
Article Menu
Issue 8 (ICEM 2018) cover image

Article Versions

Export Article

Open AccessProceedings
Proceedings 2018, 2(8), 397; https://doi.org/10.3390/ICEM18-05227

Investigation of 3D TRC’s by Means of Three Point Bending Tests on Short Beam Specimens

Mechanics of Materials and Constructions, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, 1050 Brussels, Belgium
Presented at the 18th International Conference on Experimental Mechanics, Brussels, Belgium, 1–5 July 2018.
*
Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Published: 15 May 2018
PDF [2932 KB, uploaded 7 June 2018]

Abstract

Textile reinforced cements (TRC), combining a cementitious matrix with fibre textiles, are a well-researched subject in literature. The material offers several advantages such as the design of low-weight, slender structures. However, one of the main drawbacks of this composite material is the time consuming manufacturing process using two dimensional fibre textiles. Three dimensional fibre textile architectures offer a solution to this problem, while retaining the TRC advantages. Most 3D fibre textiles use distance holders to bridge two, or more textile layers at a certain distance from each other. The influence of this distance holder on the mechanical properties of the whole TRC remains relatively unstudied in literature and will be the research topic of this paper. This research will present the results of three point bending experiments, performed on short TRC beams with a length to thickness ratio of approximately 4 to 1. A comparison is drawn between 3D TRC with fully operational 3D fibre textiles and 2D TRC with the same textile geometry and orientation, but without distance holders. A positive influence on the flexural response is witnessed for the 3D fibre textile, with an increased flexural stiffness up to 35%.
Keywords: 3D fibre textiles; Textile Reinforced Cement; Mechanical Characterization 3D fibre textiles; Textile Reinforced Cement; Mechanical Characterization
This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. (CC BY 4.0).
SciFeed

Share & Cite This Article

MDPI and ACS Style

Kadi, M.E.; Verbruggen, S.; Vervloet, J.; Munck, M.D.; Wastiels, J.; Hemelrijck, D.V.; Tysmans, T. Investigation of 3D TRC’s by Means of Three Point Bending Tests on Short Beam Specimens. Proceedings 2018, 2, 397.

Show more citation formats Show less citations formats

Note that from the first issue of 2016, MDPI journals use article numbers instead of page numbers. See further details here.

Article Metrics

Article Access Statistics

1

Comments

[Return to top]
Proceedings EISSN 2504-3900 Published by MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland RSS E-Mail Table of Contents Alert
Back to Top