Triaxial compressive strength of ultra high performance concrete

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The aim of this work is to describe the strength of Ultra High Performance Concrete (UHPC) under triaxial compression. The main goal is to find a trend in the triaxial compressive strength development under various values of confinement pressure. The importance of triaxial tests lies in the spatial loading of the sample, which simulates the real loading of the material in the structure better than conventional uniaxial strength tests. In addition, the authors describe a formulation process for UHPC that has been developed without using heat treatment, pressure or a special mixer. Only ordinary materials available commercially in the Czech Republic were utilized throughout the material design process.

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Sovják, R., Vogel, F., & Beckmann, B. (2013). Triaxial compressive strength of ultra high performance concrete. Acta Polytechnica, 53(6), 901–905.

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