The main advantage of fabrics as reinforcements in cement-based composites is the enhancement of mechanical behavior, especially when low modulus low cost yarns are used. In addition, modern textile technology offers a wide variety of fabrics with great flexibility in fabric design and control of yarn geometry and orientation. This flexibility allows engineering of composite performance for various cement products. Practical use of fabric-cement composites requires an industrial cost-effective production process. The pultrusion process continuous reinforcements are impregnated in the fresh matrix and then pulled through a set of rotating cylinders, which apply pressure, remove excess matrix, and form fabric composite laminates. This technique has the potential for production of high performance fabric-cement composites.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Publication status||Published - May 31 2005|