MS-012 Ultra-High Performance Concrete for Bridges

MS-012 Ultra-High Performance Concrete for Bridges

Ultra-High Performance Concrete for Bridges

The Ultra-High Performance Concrete (UHPC) for Bridges 5 hour PDH online course is a part of the Materials category courses. This course provides guidance on materials and production, mechanical properties, structural design and structural testing, durability and durability testing, and actual and potential applications of UHPC.

The term Ultra-High Performance Concrete refers to a relatively new class of advanced cementitious composite materials whose mechanical and durability properties far surpass those of conventional concrete. This class of concrete has been demonstrated to facilitate solutions that address specific problems in the U.S. highway bridge infrastructure. Initial material development research on UHPC began more than two decades ago. UHPC-class materials are defined as cementitious-based composite materials with discontinuous fiber reinforcement that exhibit compressive strength above 21.7 ksi (150 MPa), pre- and post-cracking tensile strength above 0.72 ksi (5 MPa), and enhanced durability via a discontinuous pore structure.

This course is based on US DOT Federal Highway Administration publication “Ultra-High Performance Concrete: A State-of-the-Art Report for the Bridge Community”.

This course is intended for use by civil and structural engineers, design and construction professionals, owners, facility managers, students and others interested in learning about UHPC design and construction.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to explain and will gain the following knowledge and skills:

  • Describe materials used in the production of UHPC
  • Describe mechanical properties of UHPC
  • Explain structural design methods and procedures
  • Discuss durability and testing of UHPC
  • Discuss actual and potential applications of UHPC

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