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Proceedings 2018, 2(8), 522;

Preliminary High-Temperature Tests of Textile Reinforced Concrete (TRC)

Department of Mechanics of Materials and Constructions, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, 1050 Ixelles, Belgium
Department of Civil Engineering, Structural Materials Laboratory, University of Patras, 26504 Rio, Greece
Presented at the 18th International Conference on Experimental Mechanics (ICEM18), Brussels, Belgium, 1–5 July 2018.
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Published: 29 June 2018
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Fire-testing of Textile Reinforced Concrete (TRC) is an interesting field in which quite limited research has been conducted so far. In this paper some preliminary tests are presented, where mortars used as binders are heated to 850 °C and their residual strength is tested, while the Ultrasonic Pulse Velocity (UPV) is also measured, before and after heating, and compared. Additionally, TRC specimens are subjected to flame exposure with a simple set-up and the residual strength is also tested by flexural tests. It is concluded that even with simple set-ups, interesting results can be obtained regarding the structural degradation of the material.
Keywords: fire tests; textile reinforced concrete fire tests; textile reinforced concrete
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Kapsalis, P.; Tysmans, T.; Verbruggen, S.; Triantafillou, T. Preliminary High-Temperature Tests of Textile Reinforced Concrete (TRC). Proceedings 2018, 2, 522.

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