Material properties and impact resistance of a new lightweight engineered cementitious composite

Zhuge, Yan and Shen, C. J. and Lu, G.X. and Hesse, G. and Chen, S. and Ruan, D. (2014) Material properties and impact resistance of a new lightweight engineered cementitious composite. In: 23rd Australasian Conference on the Mechanics of Structures and Materials (ACMSM 23), 9-12 Dec 2014, Byron Bay, Australia.

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Engineered Cementitious Composite (ECC) is a unique type of cement mixture that exhibited superior tensile strain-hardening compared to normal fibre reinforced concrete (FRC). ECC contains a mix of cement/fly ash, sand, water, chemical adhesives and a relatively low volume (typically <2%) of short discrete low modulus fibres, such as polyvinyl-Alcohol (PVA) fibre. The interaction between the microfibers and other materials create flat steady state multi-cracking of concrete when under stress. In this paper, an innovative lightweight ECC material is developed by replacing a fraction volume of cement with lightweight hollow glass microsphere additives. It is expected that the material will have a lower density than the normal ECC, better energy absorption and improved compressive strength. Both static testing and impact testing using Split Hopkinson Bar (SHPB) have been conducted.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Civil Engineering and Surveying
Date Deposited: 15 Jul 2015 02:59
Last Modified: 02 Mar 2017 03:57
Uncontrolled Keywords: ECC, lightweight, hollow microsphere, fibre reinforced material, impact testing, SHPB
Fields of Research : 09 Engineering > 0905 Civil Engineering > 090503 Construction Materials
Socio-Economic Objective: B Economic Development > 87 Construction > 8703 Construction Materials Performance and Processes > 870301 Cement and Concrete Materials
B Economic Development > 87 Construction > 8798 Environmentally Sustainable Construction > 879899 Environmentally Sustainable Construction not elsewhere classified

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