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Engineered Cementitious Composites (ECC)

Bendable Concrete for Sustainable and Resilient Infrastructure


About this book


This is the first book on Engineered Cementitious Composites (ECC), an advanced concrete material attracting world-wide attention in both the academic community and in industry. The book presents a comprehensive coverage of the material design methodology, processing methodology, mechanical and durability properties, smart functions, and application case studies. It combines effective use of illustrations, graphical data, and tables. It de-emphasizes mathematics in favor of physical understanding. The book serves as an introduction to the subject matter, or as a reference to those conducting research in ECC. It will also be valuable to engineers who need to quickly search for relevant information in a single comprehensive text.


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Civil and Environmental EngineeringUniversity of MichiganAnn ArborUSA

About the authors

Dr. Victor Li is the James R. Rice Distinguished University Professor of Engineering, and the E.B. Wylie Collegiate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. His research interest is in multifunctional materials targeted at enhancing civil infrastructure sustainability and resiliency. He led the research team that invented Engineering Cementitious Composites, popularly known as “Bendable Concrete”. Professor Li was awarded the International Grand Prize for Innovation by the Construction Industry Council and the Life-time Achievement Award by RILEM in 2016. He received the Distinguished Graduate Mentor Award in 2015 and the Distinguished Faculty Award in 2006 from the University of Michigan. In 2005, he received the Stephen S. Attwood award, the highest honor bestowed by the College of Engineering at the University of Michigan. In 2004, Professor Li was honored by the Technical University of Denmark with a “Doctor technics honoris causa” in recognition of his “outstanding, innovative contributions to materials research and engineering and providing our society and the construction industry with new, safe and sustainable building materials”. Professor Li is a Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, the World Innovation Forum, and the American Concrete Institute. His research and societal impacts have been featured in the CBS Evening News, CNN, the Discovery Channel, the Architectural Record, the American Ceramic Society, the Portland Cement Association, and the Forbes Magazine, amongst many other public media. Professor Li is named inventor on ten US patents.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Engineered Cementitious Composites (ECC)
  • Book Subtitle Bendable Concrete for Sustainable and Resilient Infrastructure
  • Authors Victor C. Li
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany, part of Springer Nature 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Chemistry and Materials Science Chemistry and Material Science (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-662-58437-8
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-662-58438-5
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVII, 419
  • Number of Illustrations 173 b/w illustrations, 237 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Materials Science, general
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