Innovative structural forms of concrete structures using fabric formwork

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Abstract

Fabric formwork is a novel method for casting unconventional concrete forms in textile sheets. It offers extraordinary possibilities for combining structural efficiency and architectural expression in the design of concrete structures. This paper discusses opportunities, challenges and solutions for application of fabric-formed concrete in practice, in terms of design, buildability and potential advantages of using innovative Fibre-Reinforced Polymer (FRP) materials as reinforcement.

Original languageEnglish
Pages72-73
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2017
EventIABSE Conference, Bath 2017: Creativity and Collaboration - Instilling Imagination and Innovation in Structural Design - Bath, UK United Kingdom
Duration: 19 Apr 201720 Apr 2017

Conference

ConferenceIABSE Conference, Bath 2017: Creativity and Collaboration - Instilling Imagination and Innovation in Structural Design
CountryUK United Kingdom
CityBath
Period19/04/1720/04/17

Keywords

  • Concrete
  • Fabric formwork
  • Fibre-reinforced polymer reinforcement
  • Structural forms

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Building and Construction
  • Civil and Structural Engineering

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    Kostova, K., Ibell, T., Darby, A., & Evernden, M. (2017). Innovative structural forms of concrete structures using fabric formwork. 72-73. Paper presented at IABSE Conference, Bath 2017: Creativity and Collaboration - Instilling Imagination and Innovation in Structural Design, Bath, UK United Kingdom.