MATEC Web Conf.
Volume 289, 2019Concrete Solutions 2019 – 7th International Conference on Concrete Repair
|Number of page(s)||10|
|Section||Strengthening Materials and Techniques/Repair with Composites|
|Published online||28 August 2019|
Influence of the surface modification by sanding of carbon textile reinforcements on the bond and load-bearing behavior of textile reinforced concrete
Institute of Building Materials Research, RWTH Aachen University, Schinkelstr. 3, Aachen 52062, Germany
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In the context of the application of carbon Textile Reinforced Concrete (TRC) layers for the durable repair of building surfaces, uniaxial tensile tests on rectangular TRC samples were carried out to compare the bond and load-bearing behavior of an epoxy-impregnated carbon textile and its surface modified version. The aim of the surface modification, consisting of a subsequent coating with epoxy resin and sanding with quartz sand, is the improvement of the composite material regarding crack width reduction and an increase of the load-bearing capacity. A total of 15 series were examined and the parameters: reinforcement type, orientation and ratio were varied. In addition, long-term load tests were conducted. An optical 3D-video measuring system in combination with a DIC-software was used, which allowed the analysis of the process of crack formation during the entire testing time. With the surface modified reinforcement the formation of approx. 1.5 times the number of cracks with averagely 33 % smaller crack widths and up to 50 % smaller crack spacings were observed, regardless of the ratio of reinforcement. The residual behaviour of the series subjected to a permanent load of 1500 MPa over 1000 h showed no reduction of the tensile stress compared to short-term tests.
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