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Advances in Civil EngineeringVolume 2011 2011, Article ID 280717, 9 pages

Research Article

Water Supply Facilities Laboratory, Tottori University, 4-101 Minami Koyama-cho, Tottori 680-8553, Japan

TradeApex Holdings Pvt Ltd., Hamasaka 5-8-25, Kenju 5-203, Tottori 680-0001, Japan

Received 8 August 2011; Accepted 5 September 2011

Academic Editor: Tom Baldock

Copyright © 2011 Cleopatra Panganayi et al. 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.


The effect of cyclic loads on the surface profiles of ECC linings cast on foundations comprising crushed stone and compacted soil was investigated. A geotextile was embedded between the crushed stone and ECC lining for some of the samples. After 28 days of water curing, the hardened surfaces were loaded and monitored for roughness and crack development by measuring surface levels and crack widths, respectively. Neither cracking nor significant variations in the lateral profiles were observed on all the samples for all the loads applied. However, significant variations which depended on the foundation types were observed in the vertical profiles. It was concluded that while ECC can resist cracking due to its high strain capacity, its flexibility causes ECC linings to assume the shape of the foundation material, which can increase the surface roughness at certain loading configurations.

Author: Cleopatra Panganayi, Hidehiko Ogata, Kunio Hattori, and Teckshawer Tom



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