Optimising Ultra-High-Performance Fiber-Reinforced Concrete for Impact Resistance

Demetris Demetriou, Thomaida Polydorou, Konstantina Oikonomopoulou, Pericles Savva, Ioanna Giannopoulou, Ponsian M. Robert, Ourania Tsioulou, Andreas Lampropoulos, Demetris Nicolaides, Michael F. Petrou

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Due to its excellent mechanical properties, ultra-high-performance fiber reinforced Concrete (UHPFRC) has attracted the attention of researchers and engineers since its introduction in the mid 1990s. Indeed, the application of UHPFRC in engineering has significantly reduced the self-weights of structures and improved their spans, strengths, and durability. Furthermore, UHPFRC materials exhibit increased energy absorption making them excellent for the protection of structures against blast and impact. Despite these superior properties, UHPFRC materials raise the production cost and increase carbon footprint, compared to their conventional Concrete and even High-Performance Concrete counterparts. This study presents the results of an extended experimental work, emphasized on the development of an optimized UHPFRC mix that considers beyond mechanical, physical and durability properties, the ability of an UHPFRC material to resist impact. To achieve this, numerous mixtures of UHPFRC have been prepared while a parametric analysis was conducted to determine the critical parameters affecting the performance of each UHPFRC mix, therefore the specific experimental results and overall outcomes are presented.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBuilding for the Future: Durable, Sustainable, Resilient
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the fib Symposium 2023 - Volume 1
EditorsAlper Ilki, Derya Çavunt, Yavuz Selim Çavunt
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9783031325199
ISBN (Print)9783031325182
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2023

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Civil Engineering

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
Acknowledgments. The authors would like to express their sincere gratitude to the Cyprus Government and the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) for co-funding the research project entitled “Blast and Fire Resistant Material (BAM)” (Contract Number: EXCELLENCE/0421/0137), under the framework programme RESTART 2016–2020 of the Cyprus Research & Innovation Foundation (RIF).

Publisher Copyright:
© 2023, The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG.


  • Fiber reinforced concrete
  • Ultra-high-performance concrete
  • mix-design
  • optimization


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