Ultra-High-Performance Concrete (UHPC) - Applications Worldwide: A State-of-the-Art Review

Bassam A. Tayeh, Lawend K. Askar, Mand k. Askar, B. H. Abu Bakar


Research is in progress on the applications of ultra-high performance concrete (UHPC) as a new additive material in construction technology. Over the last twenty years’ significant improvements have been achieved in mechanical properties of UHPC, such as its strength, workability, and ductility, with further improvements made in self-placing properties, higher density, and durability compared with normal concrete. One of the biggest advantages offered by ultra-high performance concrete over normal concrete is the possibility to minimize the cross-sectional dimensions of the structural elements. UHPC can be used to provide significant long-span members, whilst also showing less variation, creep, and drying shrinkage compared to conventional concrete. After many years of development and research into UHPC’s properties, it is being used in commercial applications to meet the rising demand for quality constructions. Many projects in the world started using UHPC for different construction objectives such as long spans, columns, jacketing, rain-screen cladding systems, panel systems, façades, etc. Furthermore, there are not enough sources in the literature describing mixture design, preparation, and curing. This research gives an overview of the uses of UHPC in structural and architectural applications.


DOI: https://doi.org/10.33976/JERT.10.1/2023/2


UHPC, Structural Application, Architectural Application

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