Application of Ultra High Performance Fiber Reinforced Concrete – The Malaysia Perspective

  • Voo - Yen Lei
  • Behzad Nematollahi
  • Abu Bakar Mohamed Said Jabatan Kerja Raya, Kinta Daerah, Perak
  • Balamurugan A Gopal Jabatan Kerja Raya, Kinta Daerah, Perak
  • Tet Shun Yee TS Yee and Associates, Perak
Keywords: Ultra high performance, Fiber, Bridge, Retaining wall, Bridges

Abstract

One of the most significant breakthroughs in concrete technology at the end of the 20th century was the development of ultra-high performance fiber reinforced concrete (UHPFRC) with compressive strength and flexure strength beyond 160 MPa and 30 MPa, respectively; remarkable improvement in workability; durability resembled to natural rocks; ductility and toughness comparable to steel. While over the last two decades a tremendous amount of research works have been undertaken by academics and engineers worldwide, its use in the construction industry remain limited and it is particularly true in the Malaysian context. Aiming to utilizing the technology as an alternative for conventional solutions and within the vision of sustainable construction, it is the intent of this paper to demonstrate how UHPFRC can be used as both a sustainable and economic construction material. In general, UHPFRC structures are able to give immediate saving in terms of primary material consumption, embodied energy, CO2 emissions and global warming potential. The major focus of this paper is to present both the various completed and on-going examples of UHPFRC application in Malaysia.

Author Biographies

Voo - Yen Lei
CEO & Director of Dura Technology Sdn Bhd
Behzad Nematollahi

Master Student of Structural Engineering Civil Engineering Department
Faculty of Engineering
Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)
43400, Selangor, Malaysia

Tet Shun Yee, TS Yee and Associates, Perak


Published
2012-04-17
How to Cite
Yen Lei, V.-, Nematollahi, B., Mohamed Said, A. B., Gopal, B. A., & Yee, T. S. (2012). Application of Ultra High Performance Fiber Reinforced Concrete – The Malaysia Perspective. International Journal of Sustainable Construction Engineering and Technology, 3(1), 26-44. Retrieved from https://publisher.uthm.edu.my/ojs/index.php/IJSCET/article/view/391
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