Applications of Engineered Cementitious Composites (ECC)
The development of Engineered Cementitious Composites (ECC) would not be complete without real world applications of the material. Field applications serve many purposes. First, it provides the opportunity to translate basic material properties, high tensile strain ductility of ECC in particular, to enhanced structural performance. Second, field applications provide validation of the usefulness of the unique properties of ECC that cannot be achieved with conventional concrete. Third, field experience of ECC in structures provide a feedback path to further development/refinement of the material. Thus, the applications of ECC bring life to ECC.