Resilience of Engineered Cementitious Composites (ECC) Structural Members


An original driving force behind the development of Engineered Cementitious Composites (ECC) was the potential enhancement of structural safety given the collapse of some reinforced concrete structures under earthquake loads. Since then, extensive amounts of testing at the structural element level have demonstrated significant improvements in structural resilience characterized by delayed failure, limited degradation in structural function during the load event, and rapid recovery of structural functions postevents. These experiments have been conducted for beams, columns, beam-column connections, frames, and wall systems.

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Resilience of Engineered Cementitious Composites (ECC) Structural Members
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Engineered Cementitious Composites (ECC)
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  • Victor C. Li (2)
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  • 2 Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
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