04. January 2019 | Buildtech
The world's first double-curved textile reinforced concrete facade
The project objectives were the development of a drapable textile reinforcement for a concrete matrix and the production process (con-crete casting process) for double-curved TRC elements with continuous fibre reinforcement. Based on the expertise of Penn Textile Solutions GmbH in the production and development of elastic textiles, a new product approach for the development of a drapable reinforcement textile could be used in this project. A textile product was developed which is now used as a reinforcement structure for double-curved TRC elements.
The relevance of this research topic is not only limited to the project partners involved and the construction sector, but also affects several textile-based sectors, such as the automotive industry, since the draping of conventional, two dimensional, textile semi-finished products in three-dimensional, near-net-shape preforms often leads to creases or draping errors.