The ultimate load for the unbolted beams is based on failure due to peeling-off of the external reinforcement. For the bolted beams, the failure mode is calculated to be concrete crushing and IPC TRC in tension. The experiments confirm these failure modes. The different failure mode explains the higher failure load (50%) of the bolted beams (Fig. 2) in comparison with the unbolted beams (Fig. 1). The failure load of the bolted beams is


Recent developments in Textile Reinforced Cements (TRC) enable the use of these materials in structural applications, like strengthening and repair of concrete structures. At the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) Inorganic Phosphate Cement (IPC) is developed, a cementitious material which can be combined with standard E-glass fibres.