Durability and Volumetric Stability of Non-Proprietary Ultra High Performance Concrete Mixes Batched With Locally Sourced Materials

Ultra High Performance Concrete (UHPC) has received widespread attention for its ability to outperform traditional concrete in nearly every aspect. Due to its superior performance, the application of UHPC does not follow the traditional rules and expectations of standard cementitious materials. So far, commercial premixes, such as Ductal®, CEMTEC multi-scale, and CERACEM have dominated the construction industry when it comes to UHPC applications. Although the performance of these UHPC proprietary mixes is exceptional, they are very expensive. To counter this high cost, a significant amount of research has been performed on materials classified as UHPC, including non-proprietary mix designs developed by transportation agencies in other regions. Non-proprietary mix designs developed using locally available materials can result in significant cost savings by eliminating the need to purchase expensive proprietary UHPC mixes from specialized commercial suppliers. The research proposed herein is to examine the durability and volume stability of a locally sourced mix design. These two items are of specific interest to local transportation agencies as the typical application of UHPC is for bridge closure pours.


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $150000
  • Contract Numbers:


  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    University Transportation Centers Program
    Department of Transportation
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Managing Organizations:

    Mountain-Plains Consortium

    North Dakota State University
    Fargo, ND  United States  58108
  • Project Managers:

    Tolliver, Denver

  • Performing Organizations:

    Civil & Environmental Engineering Department

    Utah State University
    Logan, UT  United States 
  • Principal Investigators:

    Sorensen, Andrew

    Banerji, Srishti

  • Start Date: 20221011
  • Expected Completion Date: 20240731
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers Program
  • Source Data: MPC-695

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01861393
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Mountain-Plains Consortium
  • Contract Numbers: 69A3551747108
  • Files: UTC, RIP
  • Created Date: Oct 17 2022 9:22PM