Dimensioning and Fabrication Technique

Thin-walled Shell Structure made of Textile Reinforced Concrete

At RWTHAachen University currently a pavilion is realized with a load-bearing structure consisting of four large-sized concrete shells. As reinforcement a non-corroding high strength textile fabrics made of Carbon is used, which allows for the filigree, double-curved concrete shells with dimensions of 7m x 7m (23ft x 23ft) and a thickness of only 6cm (2,4in). The shells are supported at their center by a precast reinforced concrete column and arranged in a 2 x 2 grid. After installation of the circumferential glass façade the building will have a usable surface of 14m x 14m (46ft x 46ft) and a...

Related articles:

Issue 2013-05 Holcim (Switzerland) AG

Building material for demanding building construction

The 18th Holcim Concrete Conference hosted at ETH Zurich dealt with the new challenges in concrete construction such as high-strength columns, modular construction systems as well as slender and...

more
Issue 2014-08 V. Fraas

First national technical approval for textile-reinforced concrete

Deutsches Institut für Bautechnik (DIBt) has approved textile-reinforced concrete of the Tudalit brand, which is the first-ever national technical approval granted to textile-reinforced concrete....

more
Issue 2020-02 Non-reinforced ultra-high performance concrete (UHPC)

A cover for sandwich wall panels

Multi-layer reinforced-concrete wall panels comprise a supporting and facing shell made of reinforced concrete as well as an interior insulating layer. The facing shell, which forms the façade, has a...

more
Issue 2022-06

Cracking behavior and splitting failure mode in textile-reinforced concrete

The existing knowledge of the bond behavior of reinforced concrete cannot be transferred “as is” to textile-reinforced structures. The bond between textile reinforcement and concrete is dependent on...

more
Issue 2013-12

Textile-reinforced concrete roof shells with a component thickness of just 2 cm

The textile-reinforced roof ele­ments of the new bicycle parking area of the Institute of Textile Technology (ITA) have an extraordinary delicate appearance with dimensions of 4.40 m x 2.14 m and a...

more