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Advanced Composites in Bridge Construction and Repair by Yail Jimmy Kim

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Engineered cementitious composites for bridge decks

M. Li,    University of Houston, USA

Abstract:

Engineered cementitious composites (ECCs), by reducing the brittle nature of concrete, have opened a new world of possibilities to enhance the safety, durability, and sustainability of civil infrastructure. With a strategically designed microstructure, ECC features incredible ductility under tension, previously only seen in ductile metals. Cost savings can be realized through more efficient design, and less frequent maintenance and repairs. When long-term environmental impacts are accounted for, the ECC advantages over concrete become even more compelling. This chapter presents the ECC fundamentals related to bridge construction, including the ...

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