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Advances in Materials Science and Engineering
Volume 2014, Article ID 159790, 9 pages
Research Article

The Mechanical Behavior of Fiber Reinforced PP ECC Beams under Reverse Cyclic Loading

Shenyang Architectural University, Hunnan East Road 9, Shenyang 110168, China

Received 1 January 2014; Accepted 19 May 2014; Published 2 July 2014

Academic Editor: João Marciano Laredo dos Reis

Copyright © 2014 Yaw ChiaHwan and Han JianBo. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


When a structure is hit by earthquake, tremendous amount of seismic energy is released and structure is subjected to reverse loads. The mechanical properties of FRP reinforced PP ECC beams and coupon RC beam under reverse cyclic load controlled by displacement are investigated. Curing ages, reinforcement ratio, and volume fraction of PP fiber are parameters under survey. It is shown that multiple saturated cracking occurred in PP ECC beam and no crushing appeared. The PP ECC can enhance strength and energy dissipation capacity which are important to evaluate the performance of structures subjected to reverse cyclic loading.