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168 Preliminary High‐temperature Tests of Textile Reinforced Concrete (TRC)
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1  Vrije Universiteit Brussel
2  University of Patras


Fire‐testing of Textile Reinforced Concrete (TRC) is an interesting field in which quite limited research has been conducted so far. In this paper some preliminary tests are presented, where mortars used as binders are heated to 850 oC and their residual strength is tested, while the Ultrasonic Pulse Velocity (UPV) is also measured, before and after heating, and compared. Additionally, TRC specimens are subjected to flame exposure with a simple set‐up and the residual strength is also tested by flexural tests. It is concluded that even with simple set‐ups, interesting results can be obtained regarding the structural degradation of the material.

Keywords: fire tests; textile reinforced concrete