On the shear behavior of engineered cementitious composites

Victor C. Li, Dhanada K. Mishra, Antoine E. Naaman, James K. Wight, James M. LaFave, Hwai Chung Wu, Yasou Inada

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)142-149
Number of pages8
JournalAdvanced Cement Based Materials
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 1994
Externally publishedYes


  • Cementitious composite
  • Ductility
  • Engineered cementitious composites
  • Ohno shear beam
  • Shear
  • Structural performance

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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