Specifications and Application of Textile Reinforced Concrete
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Textile reinforced concrete (TRC) is a new composite with specific properties. This paper should address the needs of a generally understandable introduction into TRC design for practitioners. Because TRC leaves the existing range of application specific properties as well as similarities and differences to steel reinforced concrete will be illustrated. In detail requirements for fibre materials, typical materials and technologies for production of textile reinforcement and TRC are elucidated. The discussion of various case studies of existing applications serve for demonstrating specifics and capabilities of this composite. It also shows important first principles for designing with TRC. A set of typical material data should enable readers to think about applications of this innovative composite.