Mechanical Characterization of a Basalt Fabric for TRM Composites: Role of the Test Variables

D'Anna J., Amato G., Chen J. F., Minafo G., La Mendola L.

10th International Conference on Fibre-Reinforced Polymer (FRP) Composites in Civil Engineering (CICE), İstanbul, Turkey, 8 - 10 December 2021, vol.198, pp.1793-1805 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 198
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/978-3-030-88166-5_155
  • City: İstanbul
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.1793-1805
  • Keywords: TRM composites, Basalt textile, Experimental investigation, Tensile tests, Digital image correlation (DIC), REINFORCED CEMENTITIOUS MATRIX, TENSILE, BEHAVIOR, PERFORMANCE
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: No


Textile reinforced mortar (TRM) materials are currently receiving great attention for the strengthening of reinforced concrete and masonry structural elements. Mortars with different strength classes have been coupled with different kind of synthetic fabrics, such as carbon, glass, steel, PBO. Recently natural fibres and, in particular, basalt fibres are receiving increasing interest since they proved to be a promising alternative to the most common synthetic fabrics, thanks to the reduced production costs and the consequent benefits in terms of environmental impact.