Experimental Study on the Properties of Bendable Concrete

  • S. Aishwarya
  • M. Shenoy KavyaEmail author
  • Roy Reffin
  • S. Veena
  • R. Vasudev
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering book series (LNCE, volume 46)


Bendable concrete also known as Engineered Cementitious Composites abbreviated as ECC is a class of ultra-ductile fibre reinforced cementitious composites, characterized by high ductility and tight crack width control. The bendable concrete has very good flexibility. Ductile property of normal concrete can be improved by using natural and artificial fibers like jute fibre and PVA fibre. In this project the strength characteristics of M30 bendable concrete is evaluated by incorporating different percentage of jute and PVA fibres and by partial replacement of cement by fly ash. The PVA and jute fibers will be added to the concrete by 0, 0.5, 1, 1.5 and 2% by weight of binders. Suppressing brittle fracture prevents the formation of wider cracks and it prevents water and other aggressive agents to penetrate easily into concrete structures thus leading to structural safety and stability.


ECC Strain capacity Polyvinyl alcohol fibers Jute fibers 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. Aishwarya
    • 1
  • M. Shenoy Kavya
    • 1
    Email author
  • Roy Reffin
    • 1
  • S. Veena
    • 1
  • R. Vasudev
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Civil EngineeringToc H Institute of Science and TechnologyErnakulamIndia

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