An Alternative Method for Determining Tensile Properties of Engineered Cementitious Composites

Benny Suryanto, Blair Cockburn, Han Ay Lie, William John McCarter

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The framework of a practical test method that can be used to provide indirect assessment of the tensile properties of ECC is presented. Particular emphasis is placed on providing the underlying concept, modelling strategy and constitutive relations underpinning the proposed framework. An analysis case study, examining the effect of tensile stress-strain profiles on the flexural response of an ECC beam, is presented to demonstrate the capability of the modelling approach. The results of further parametric analysis are also provided to establish equations that can be used for determining equivalent tensile properties of ECC based on a given set of flexural test data. A web portal is provided as a simple tool for practitioners and researchers involved in mix development and quality control testing.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)584-591
Number of pages8
JournalProcedia Engineering
Early online date21 Feb 2017
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Event3rd International Conference on Sustainable Civil Engineering Structures and Construction Materials - Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia
Duration: 5 Sept 20167 Sept 2016


  • ECC
  • Practical test
  • Tensile properties
  • Quality control
  • Virtual laboratory
  • Website


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