Using Green Supplementary Materials to Achieve More Ductile ECC
AbstractTo improve the greenness and deformability of engineered cementitious composites (ECC), recycled powder (RP) from construction and demolition waste with an average size of 45 μm and crumb rubber (CR) of two particle sizes (40CR and 80CR) were used as supplements in the mix. In the present study, fly ash and silica sand used in ECC were replaced by RP (50% and 100% by weight) and CR (13% and 30% by weight), respectively. The tension test and compression test demonstrated that RP and CR incorporation has a positive effect on the deformability of ECC, especially on the tensile strain capacity. The highest tensile strain capacity was up to 12%, which is almost 3 times that of the average ECC. The fiber bridging capacity obtained from a single crack tension test and the matrix fracture toughness obtained from 3-point bending were used to analyze the influence of RP and CR at the meso-scale. It is indicated that the replacement of sand by CR lowers the matrix fracture toughness without decreasing the fiber bridging capacity. Accordingly, an explanation was achieved for the exceeding deformability of ECC incorporated with RP and CR based on the pseudo-strain hardening (PSH) index. View Full-Text
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Wang, Y.; Zhang, Z.; Yu, J.; Xiao, J.; Xu, Q. Using Green Supplementary Materials to Achieve More Ductile ECC. Materials 2019, 12, 858.
Wang Y, Zhang Z, Yu J, Xiao J, Xu Q. Using Green Supplementary Materials to Achieve More Ductile ECC. Materials. 2019; 12(6):858.Chicago/Turabian Style
Wang, Yichao; Zhang, Zhigang; Yu, Jiangtao; Xiao, Jianzhuang; Xu, Qingfeng. 2019. "Using Green Supplementary Materials to Achieve More Ductile ECC." Materials 12, no. 6: 858.
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