Effect of processing on mechanical properties of textile-reinforced concrete

Alva Peled, Barzin Mobasher

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The objective of this study was to investigate use of pultrusion technique as a cost-effective method for the production of thin-sheet fabric-reinforced cement composites. Cement-based composites were developed with different fabric types using cast (hand layup) process and pultrusion (impregnated) methods. Knitted fabric made from low-modulus polypropylene (PP) fabric, woven fabric made from low-modulus polyethylene (PE), and bonded glass meshes were used. Tensile and pullout tests as well as SEM observations were used to examine the mechanical, bonding, and microstructure properties. It was observed that the processing method significantly affects the bond as well as the tensile performance of the composite. The best performance was achieved for the polypropylene pultruded composites.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationTextile Reinforced Concrete
EditorsAshish Dubey
PublisherAmerican Concrete Institute
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9780870312663
StatePublished - Mar 1 2008
Externally publishedYes
EventTextile Reinforced Concrete Symposium at the ACI Fall 2005 Convention - Kansas City, United States
Duration: Nov 6 2005Nov 10 2005

Publication series

NameAmerican Concrete Institute, ACI Special Publication
ISSN (Print)0193-2527


ConferenceTextile Reinforced Concrete Symposium at the ACI Fall 2005 Convention
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityKansas City


  • Cement composites
  • Fabrics
  • Processing
  • Pullout
  • Tensile behavior
  • Textile

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction
  • Materials Science(all)


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