The paper shows that prestressing of textile reinforcement results in a higher load bearing capacity and stiffness of a textile reinforced element. Particularities of textile reinforcement for prestressing compared to textile reinforcement for non-prestressed elements will be described. Special requirements for textiles used for prestressing are explained, which take clamping techniques, bond behaviour and the design of prestressed textile reinforced elements into consideration. In this context, the importance of internal and external bond are discussed.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Building and Construction