Investigation of Flexural Behavior of Engineered Cementitious CompositesAuthor : V. Selvapriya
Volume 7 January-March 2018 pp 84-87
Traditional concrete is brittle, rigid and less durable. The search for the new material in construction industry results in the development of new class of Fiber Reinforced Concrete (FRC), known as Engineered Cementitious Composites (ECC). They impart ductility and durability to the structure. In concrete structural cracks develop even before loading, particularly due to drying shrinkage or other causes of volume changes. When loaded, the micro cracks propagate and open up, and owing to the effect of stress concentration, additional cracks form in places of minor defects. The development of micro cracks is the main cause of inelastic deformation in concrete. This paper deals with flexural behavior of ECC.
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