Results of an experimental investigation of structural response of shear beams made of a special class of cementitious composites, referred to as engineered cementitious composites (ECCs), are reported. ECCs are designed with tailored material structure and have been shown to exhibit pseudo strain-hardening tensile behavior. The improved performance in shear over conventional plain, fiber-reinforced, and wire mesh reinforced concrete is demonstrated. It is suggested that ECCs can be utilized for structural applications where superior ductility and durability performance are desired.
- Cementitious composite
- Engineered cementitious composites
- Ohno shear beam
- Structural performance
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Ceramics and Composites
- Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering