Flexural and Shear Behavior of Hybrid Deck Structures Composed of Textile Reinforced Concrete Integrated Formwork and Reinforced Concrete



The integration of textile-reinforced concrete (TRC) and reinforced concrete (RC) has recently emerged as a promising strategy for developing hybrid structures. This study examines the flexural and shear behavior of a hybrid deck combining TRC-integrated formwork and RC through 3-point and 4-point bending tests on eight specimens with aspect ratios (a/d) ranging from 1.6 to 2.9. The test results show that the TRC integrated formwork, with its customizable cross-section and strong load-bearing capacity, is ideal for bridge deck structures. Its cracking load exceeds the required construction strength. Furthermore, the TRC formwork enhances load-carrying capacity, stiffness, and ductility, serving as an effective shear connector between concrete layers. The hybrid deck specimens display minimal, fine cracks, indicating enhanced crack resistance, improved serviceability, and reduced crack occurrence. Shear compressive and diagonal shear failures were noted in specimens, but the TRC formwork successfully averted transverse cracks at the interface, ensuring enhanced interfacial bond strength and structural integrity.

Author Biography

Huy Cuong Nguyen, University of Transport and Communications, No.3 Cau Giay street, Hanoi, Vietnam.

Dr. Nguyen serves as a lecturer and researcher at the University of Transport and Communications. His professional focus revolves around the analysis of concrete structures, with a specific interest in the applications of textile-reinforced concrete. Dr. Nguyen's expertise lies in exploring innovative approaches to enhance the performance and applications of concrete materials, particularly through the integration of textile reinforcements.