Author(s): Eugen Brühwiler
Paper category: Proceedings
Book title: Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on UHPC Materials and Structures (UHPC2018-China)
Editor(s): Caijun Shi and Baochun Chen
ISBN: 978-2-35158-219-0
e-ISBN: 978-2-35158-220-6
Publisher: RILEM Publications SARL
Publication year: 2018
Pages: 164-182
Total Pages: 19
Language : English

Abstract: “Structural UHPFRC” stands for Ultra-High Performance Fiber Reinforced Cementitious
Composite material that is complemented by reinforcing and prestressing steel to enhance the
resistance and durability of structural elements. Properties of impermeable, tensile strain
hardening UHPFRC are outlined in view of structural applications. Two fundamental
concepts to enhance concrete bridges have been developed by research and validated by
applications in Switzerland: 1) Rehabilitation and strengthening of existing concrete
structures by adding a layer of structural UHPFRC, and 2) Construction of new structures in
Structural UHPFRC, often composed of precast elements. These applications show that
Structural UHPFRC has made its proof as a novel building material and technology to
enhance bridges and structures in general. Structural UHPFRC is the advent of a new
construction era.

Online publication : 2018
Publication type : full_text
Public price (Euros) : 0.00

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