FURI | Fall 2018

Experimental Study to Evaluate the Mechanical Properties of Sustainable Ultra-High Performance Concrete

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The primary goal of this research is to compare the mechanical responses of concrete mixes that limit the use of Portland Cement. Mechanical testing regimens and a thorough evaluation of the mechanical properties will be conducted to observe the responses of sustainable UHPC mixture designs. This research will provide an opportunity to discover alternative mixture additives and new mixing designs in order to lower the environmental impacts and costs of sustainable UHPCs without compromising the inherent properties of these materials. In the future, the outcomes of this research may be used to develop uses for any novel UHPC mixture designs.

Student researcher

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Cody Thornburg

Civil, environmental and sustainable engineering

Hometown: Herald, California

Graduation date: Spring 2019