Structural analysis of small span textile reinforced concrete shells with double curvature

Tine Tysmans, Sigrid Adriaenssens, Heidi Cuypers, Jan Wastiels

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The reinforcement of cement with glass fibre textiles imbues the composite with a tensile as well as compressive load-bearing capacity. The tensile capacity allows the elimination of steel reinforcement as well as the concrete corrosion cover in structural applications. With textile reinforced concrete (TRC) thin and/or free form shells could be realized. In this paper, a parametric study is used to evaluate the structural applicability of TRC for small span (2-15 m) doubly curved roof shells. The application of two different, existing TRC material combinations demonstrates the influence of the applied composite material on the design of the shell.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1790-1796
Number of pages7
JournalComposites Science and Technology
Issue number11-12
StatePublished - Sep 2009
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • General Engineering


  • A. Ceramic-matrix Composites
  • A. Glass fibres
  • A. Textile composites
  • C. Finite element analysis


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