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Composite cement successful so far in bridge joint repair

By / November 25, 2009

I’ve posted before about Victor Li’s work at the University of Michigan using engineered cementitious composites. A new paper by Li recently became available regarding a demonstration project in which ECC is being tested on a bridge deck within Michigan to replace a conventional joint within the deck. ECC is in the family of materials…

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Self-Healing Concrete

By / May 21, 2009

This is look at Victor Li’s latest innovation: self-healing concrete. This is  a form of concrete that forms many tiny cracks when overloaded instead of a few large ones, leading to a process in which the concrete effectively “heals” itself.

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Bendable Concrete

By / May 21, 2009

In mid-2005, University of Michigan professor Victor Li unveiled a fiber-reinforced bendable concrete.

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Video of the week II – Self-healing concrete

By / April 30, 2009

[flash /ceramictechtoday/wp-content/video/healing_concrete.flv mode=1 f={image=/ceramictechtoday/wp-content/video/healing_concrete.jpg}]   Following on the heels of our first  Video of the week, this is look at Victor Li’s latest innovation: self-healing concrete. Cement and Concrete Research is soon to publish a paper by Li, who is a professor in material science and engineering at the University of Michigan, that describes a…

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Video of the week I – Bendable concrete

By / April 30, 2009

[flash /ceramictechtoday/wp-content/video/bendable_concrete.flv mode=1 f={image=/ceramictechtoday/wp-content/video/bendable_concrete.jpg}]   In mid-2005, University of Michigan professor Victor Li unveiled a fiber-reinforced bendable concrete. The concrete is made of what Li’s group calls Engineered Cement Composites. The concrete certainly looks like regular concrete, and Li says it is 500 times more resistant to cracking and 40 percent lighter in weight. In…

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