1st Edition

Ultra-High Performance Concrete Design, Performance, and Application

By Caijun Shi, Zemei Wu, Nemkumar Banthia Copyright 2024
    504 Pages 281 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Ultra-high performance concrete (UHPC) is an advanced cement-based composite material with compressive strength of over 120 MPa, high toughness, and superior durability. Since its development in the early 1990s, UHPC has attracted great interest worldwide due to its advantages. This book covers material selection and mixture design methods for developing UHPC, as well as the performance of UHPC, including fresh and hardened properties, setting and hardening, dimensional stability, static and dynamic properties, durability, long-term properties, and self-healing properties.

    A range of potential applications and case studies are presented to illustrate how UHPC meets requirements for lightweight, high-rise, large-span, heavy-load bearing, fast-construction, and highly durable structures in civil and construction engineering. Also introduced is a typical new concrete, seawater sea-sand UHPC, which avoids the use of freshwater and river sand in marine construction.

    The first book to fully cover the design, performance, and applications of UHPC, this is ideal for concrete technologists, designers, contractors, and researchers.

    1. Historical evolution of ultra-high performance concrete.

    2. Theoretical principles for design and production of UHPC.

    3. Raw materials.

    4. Mixture design.

    5. Fresh properties.

    6. Setting and hardening.

    7. Dimensional stability.

    8. Static mechanical properties.

    9. Dynamic mechanical properties.

    10. Durability.

    11. Self-healing properties.

    12. Seawater and sea sand UHPC.

    13. Applications of UHPC and case studies.


    Caijun Shi is a chair professor in the College of Civil Engineering at Hunan University, China, and also an adjunct professor at the University of British Columbia.

    Zemei Wu is a professor in the College of Civil Engineering at Hunan University, China.

    Nemkumar (Nemy) Banthia is a University Killam Professor, distinguished university scholar, and Canada Research Chair at the University of British Columbia.