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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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