Impact behavior of 3d fabric reinforced cementitious composites

A. Peled, D. Zhu, B. Mobasher

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The objective of this research was to study the behavior of 3D AR glass fabric cement-based composites under impact loading. It was found that 3D fabrics significantly improve the toughness and energy absorption of cement- based composites under impact loading, compared to short AR glass fibers reinforcement. The 3D fabric improves the toughness in as high as 200 folds compared to short fiber composites. The energy absorption was highly affected by the thickness of the element and the location of the 3D fabric faces. Greater toughness was obtained when the fabric faces were located in the direction of the hammer drop.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHigh Performance Fiber Reinforced Cement Composites 6
EditorsGustavo Parra-Montesinos, A.E. Naaman, Hans Reinhardt
Number of pages8
StatePublished - 1 Dec 2012

Publication series

NameRILEM Bookseries

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction
  • Mechanics of Materials


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