Strain Hardening Cement Composites: Structural Design and Performance

State-of-the-Art Report of the RILEM Technical Committee 208-HFC, SC3

  • Kanakubo Toshiyuki
  • Petr Kabele
  • Hiroshi Fukuyama
  • Yuichi Uchida
  • Haruhiko Suwada
  • Volker Slowik
  • Keitetsu Rokugo
  • Tetsushi Kanda

Part of the RILEM State-of-the-Art Reports book series (RILEM State Art Reports, volume 6)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. Keitetsu Rokugo, Tetsushi Kanda
    Pages 1-1
  3. Keitetsu Rokugo, Tetsushi Kanda
    Pages 3-57
  4. Keitetsu Rokugo, Tetsushi Kanda
    Pages 59-78
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 79-90

About this book


Strain Hardening Cement Composites, SHCC hereafter, demonstrate excellent mechanical behavior showing tensile strain hardening and multiple fine cracks. This strain hardening behavior improves the durability of concrete structures employing SHCC and the multiple fine cracks enhance structural performance. Reliable tensile performance of SHCC enables us to design structures explicitly accounting for SHCC’s tensile properties. Reinforced SHCC elements (R/SHCC) indicate large energy absorbing performance under large seismic excitation. Against various types of loads, R/SHCC elements can be designed by superimposing re-bar performance and SHCC’s tensile performance. 
This report focuses on flexural design, shear design, FE modeling and anti-seismic design of R/SHCC elements as well as application examples.  Establishing design methods for new materials usually leads to exploring application areas and this trend should be demonstrated by collecting actual application examples of SHCC in structures.


Cement Composite Ductility Design Finite Element Modeling RILEM SHCC Short Fiber Strain Hardening Strain Hardening Cement Composites Structural Behavior Structural Design

Authors and affiliations

  • Kanakubo Toshiyuki
    • 1
  • Petr Kabele
    • 2
  • Hiroshi Fukuyama
    • 3
  • Yuichi Uchida
    • 4
  • Haruhiko Suwada
    • 5
  • Volker Slowik
    • 6
  1. 1., Department of Engineering, Mechanics andUniversity of TsukubaTsukuba, IbarakiJapan
  2. 2., Department of MechanicsCzech Technical University in PraguePraha 6Czech Republic
  3. 3., Department of Structural EngineeringBuilding Research InstituteTsukuba, IbarakiJapan
  4. 4., Civil EngineeringGifu UniversityGifuJapan
  5. 5., Department of Structural EngineeringBuilding Research InstituteTsukuba, IbarakiJapan
  6. 6., Department of Civil EngineeringLeipzig University of Applied SciencesLeipzigGermany

Editors and affiliations

  • Keitetsu Rokugo
    • 1
  • Tetsushi Kanda
    • 2
  1. 1.GifuJapan
  2. 2.TokyoJapan

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information RILEM 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-94-007-4835-4
  • Online ISBN 978-94-007-4836-1
  • Series Print ISSN 2213-204X
  • Series Online ISSN 2213-2031
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