Researchers at Louisiana State University have developed a bendable concrete, or engineered cementitious composite, using local materials. "Compared to typical concrete, our cost-effective ECC material has about 300 times more deformation capacity, more than two times the flexural strength, and a higher compressive strength," says Gabriel Arce of LSU's Department of Construction Management.
Bendable concrete moves closer to commercial availability
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