High Performance Concrete

Zongjin Li

Department of Civil Engineering, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Kowloon, Hong Kong

Yunsheng Zhang

Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Southeast University, Nanjing, China

15.1 Introduction 15-1

Historical Development • Definition of HPC • Types of HPC • Benefits to Construction • Future Development

15.2 Materials 15-6

Portland Cement • Aggregate • Mineral Admixtures (Silica Fume, Fly Ash, Slag, Metakaoline) • Chemical Admixtures (Superplasticizer) • Polymers

15.3 Different Types of High-Performance Concrete 15-14

High-Strength Concrete • Ultrahigh-Strength Concrete • Self-Consolidation Concrete • Microsilica Concrete • Densified with Small Particles (DSP) Concrete • Fiber-Reinforced Concrete

15.4 Quality Control of High-Performance Concrete 15-25

Materials Quality Control • Production Procedures • Early Age Curing • Early Age Property Monitoring

15.5 Properties of Hardened HPC 15-34

Compressive Strength • Tensile Strength • Flexural Strength • Fracture • Shrinkage • Creep • Durability

15.6 Design Philosophy 15-42

Concrete Compressive Strength Limits • Load and Resistance Factors • Modulus of Elasticity • Concrete Tensile Strength • Minimum Reinforcement for Flexure • Flexure and Axial Loads • Concrete Contribution to Shear • Minimum Shear Reinforcement • Development Length for Reinforcing Bars • Column Confinement for Seismic Design

References 15-54

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