FLEXURAL PERFORMANCE OF RCC BEAM USING TEXTILE FABRIC
Infrastructure development is proliferating. Many reinforced concrete and masonry buildings are
constructed annually around the world. With this, there are large numbers of them which deteriorate or become unsafe
to use because of changes in use, changes in loading, change in design configuration, inferior building procedure. Thus
repairing and retrofitting these structures for safe usage of these structures has a great market. There are several
situations in which a civil structure would require strengthening or rehabilitation due to lack of strength and durability.
Beams may be strengthened in flexure through the use of textile fabric bonded to their tension zone using epoxy adhesive.
Due to increasing use of textile industrial materials in construction industry, the use of textile fabrics is becoming
popular. The paper makes an experimental study of the RCC beam performance in flexure after application of textile
fabric at tension surface of RC beam. An experiment study is carried out to study the load carrying capacity and
deflection until failure of RCC beams to enhance the flexural capacity of the beams along with the existing practice of
doing the repair work.