UHPC applications: what are the difficulties and gaps?

New UHPC applications require addressing several challenges, which include:

  • Reducing the market and manufacturing costs of UHPC (local resources need to be regular and are not always optimal.)
  • Further investigations are needed on ductility, buckling, combined exposure.
  • Exclusive focus on compressive strength can lead to costly steps in a precast factory.
  • Insufficient public documentation regarding the process engineering for fiber reinforcing.
  • Developing impermeable connections, logistics, quality control of complex-shaped elements, tightness issues (marine applications)
  • Developing optimal design solutions for specific applications.


If these challenges are met, then the outlook for UHPCs is promising

Comparison of different materials

Source: Presans


Industrial innovators can explore these challenges alone or by joining their forces together

Expanding the range of applications for high technology UHPC ultimately requires a powerful change of design philosophy. Presans and the Presans Synergy Factory can support industrial innovators to fully exploit the durability potentials of HUPCs for structures in new environments.