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Bendable concrete

Concrete is utilized for its moldability and low cost but its brittleness causes it to break and shatter easily. U-M researchers have developed a bendable concrete to combat that problem.| Short Read

Concrete is utilized for its moldability and low cost but its brittleness causes it to break and shatter easily. U-M researchers have developed a bendable concrete to combat that problem.

About the Professor

About the Professor: Victor Li is a Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Michigan College of Engineering. His research interests includes the design, processing and characterization of smart-fiber reinforced cementitious composites for protective and sustainable built environments. His research group engages in interdisciplinary research linking industrial ecology and structural health monitoring with bio-inspired materials designed to enhance harmony between the built and the natural environment.

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Origami sonic barrier could reduce traffic noise

The ancient paper folding art was combined with wave propagation physics to create a new traffic noise barrier. | Medium Read