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Title: Ultra-High-Performance Concrete: Research, Development and Application in Europe
Author(s): M. Schmidt and E. Fehling
Publication: Special Publication
Appears on pages(s): 51-78
Keywords: design aspects; durability; raw materials; ultra high-performance concrete
Abstract:One of the breakthroughs in concrete technology is ultra-high-performance concrete with a steel like compressive strength of up to 250 N/mm2 and a remarkable increase in durability compared even with high-performance concrete. In combination with steel fibres it is now possible to design sustainable filigree, lightweight concrete constructions with or even without additional reinforcement. Wide span girders, bridges, shells and high rise towers are ideal applications widening the range of concrete applications by far. In addition e.g. to some pedestrian bridges heavily trafficked road bridges has been build in France and in the Netherlands. Bridges are already under construction in Germany as well. A wide range of new concrete formulations has been developed to cover an increasing number of applications. Technical recommendations have recently been published in France and in Germany covering material as well as design aspects. The paper will report on the state of research and application of UHPC in Europe, on material and design aspects of UHPC and will present the state-of-the-art based on an International Symposium on UHPC held in Kassel in 2004.
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