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 Hooked Rebar Anchorage  Ultra High Performance Concrete (UHPC) Testing

Ultra High Performance Concrete (UHPC) Testing

Benedict Laboratory researchers are currently mixing and testing samples of UHPC. Ductal, an UHPC manufactured by LaFarge, samples are currently being prepared in cylinders, as well as, two and three square inch beams. These specimens will undergo testing to determine their modulus of elasticity, compressive strength, and flexural tensile strength. Specimens will be varied as to when they start to receive their steam curing rather than a simple air curing. Beams will be compared as to how the time that steam curing is begun effects the strength and elasticity of the concrete samples.

With all the benefits that UHPC provides (e.g. increased strength, high durability, and sustainability) researchers hope to see more widespread use of this product. This project is intended to determine the effects the time of a steam cure has on the strength. The hope is to help show the feasibility of UHPC's use in the precast concrete industry. For further information on this project, or other ongoing research using Ultra High Performance Concrete please contact Chris Gilbertson using the contact form for this website.

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1400 Townsend Dr.
Houghton, MI - 49931-1200 - USA
Phone: +1 (906) 487-1474
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