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Bendable Concrete: A Review

Sagar Gadhiya, T. N. Patel, and Dinesh Shah
Civil Engineering Department, Sardar Vallabhbhai Institute of Technology, Vasad, Gujarat

Abstract—Bendable concrete also known as Engineered Cementitious Composites abbreviated as ECC is class of ultra-ductile fiber reinforced cementitious composites, characterized by high ductility and tight crack width control. This material is capable to exhibit considerably enhanced flexibility. An ECC has a strain capacity of more than 3% and thus acts more like a ductile metal rather than like a brittle glass. A bendable concrete is reinforced with micromechanically designed polymer fibres. In this paper literature survey of fresh and mechanical properties of different ECC mixtures are evaluated by incorporating supplementary cementitious material, i.e., fly ash and different aggregate type considering various parameters, i.e., types of fibers, compressive strength, flexural strength and deflection.

Index Terms—Bendable Concrete, ECC-Engineered Cementitious Composites, Deflection, Compressive strength, Flexural strength

Cite: Sagar Gadhiya, T. N. Patel, and Dinesh Shah, "Bendable Concrete: A Review," International Journal of Structural and Civil Engineering Research, Vol. 4, No. 1, pp.141-147, February 2015.