Lunchtime Seminar Series
Ultra High Performance Concrete (UHPC) is a relatively new form of concrete that exhibits enhanced strength and durability properties in comparison to conventional concretes. However, associated higher binder contents and significantly higher initial costs requires improved material sustainability performance. Conducted in Sligo Institute of Technology, this research examined the development of new UHPC mixes to improve both material sustainability and to make UHPC more readily available. In addition to conducting experimental characteristic strength testing, experimental testing and three-dimensional finite element modelling were conducted on small-scale structural elements to determine the structural behaviour of the material and demonstrate how numerical modelling can be utilised for the future development of design codes and guidelines.
Who should attend
This presentation will be of interest to all those who are involved in the design, specification and construction of concrete structures. Those who should attend include architects, consulting engineers, engineers in contracting firms, specialist concrete sub-contractors, concrete and precast concrete producers, concrete technologists, and precast concrete designers.
13.00 Welcome and Introduction
13.05 UHPC – a New Frontier in Concrete Design
Dr William Wilson, Concrete Technologist, Roadstone
13.45 Questions and Answers
UHPC_a New Frontier in Concrete Design
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