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Ultra-High-Performance Fiber-Reinforced Concrete (UHPFRC) with low embedded carbon

Ultra-High-Performance Fiber-Reinforced Concrete (UHPFRC) has been attracted attention from engineers worldwide since the mid-1990s due to its excellent mechanical strengths, durability, fatigue resistance, etc. Based on a particle packing density theory, very compact mix design was developed, having a compressive strength over 150 MPa. By incorporating high volume fractions of steel fibers, ductile strain-hardening behavior in tension could be also achieved with a formation of multiple microcracks. We have indeed witnessed that UHPFRC provides a potential solution to overcome drawbacks of ordinary concrete and leads to innovative construction technology. Recently world faces the dire consequences of climate change. We thus need strategies to reduce the carbon footprint of UHPFRC in terms of sustainability for our future generation. Motivated by these outstanding characteristics, this special issue aims to introduce recent research efforts towards material development of UHPFRC with low embedded carbon and its structural applications.


Short list of topics of interest

  • Eco-friendly UHPFRC
  • Ultra-high-performance geopolymer concrete
  • Supplementary cementitious materials
  • Nanomaterials
  • Mechanical properties
  • Durability
  • Sustainability evaluation
  • Structural implication
  • Strengthening application


Guest editors


Manuscript submissions due

  • December 31, 2023


The APC for articles published in the thematic collection will be covered by Korea Concrete Institute.

  1. This study was conducted to evaluate the seismic performance of an exterior precast concrete (PC) beam–column joint with ultra-high-performance fiber-reinforced concrete (UHPFRC). Currently, 45 MPa non-shrinka...

    Authors: Seungki Kim, Jinwon Shin and Woosuk Kim
    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2024 18:10
  2. Under service conditions, R-UHPFRC (Reinforced Ultra High Performance Fiber Reinforced Cementitious composite) beams exhibit residual deflection after loading–unloading. This is due to the tensile strain harde...

    Authors: Bartłomiej Sawicki and Eugen Brühwiler
    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2024 18:6
  3. The crack pattern of steel reinforced ultrahigh performance concrete (UHPC) beam is usually characterized by many densely distributed fine cracks (i.e., multiple microcracks) along with localized macrocrack, a...

    Authors: Yanping Zhu, Yang Zhang, Xinzhe Yuan and Changgui Hou
    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2023 17:73
  4. Use of high-cost raw materials such as quartz sand can limit wider application of ultra-high performance concrete in concrete construction. In this experimental study, recycled sand was used to fabricate ultra...

    Authors: Donguk Choi, Kyungchan Hong, Munkhtuvshin Ochirbud, Didar Meiramov and Piti Sukontaskuul
    Citation: International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 2023 17:67

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International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials is affiliated with Korea Concrete Institute.

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