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Feasibility of Non-Proprietary Ultra-High Performance Concrete (UHPC) for Use in Highway Bridges in Montana

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Ultra-high performance concrete (UHPC) has mechanical and durability properties that far exceed those of conventional concrete. However, using UHPC in conventional concrete applications has been cost prohibitive with its price about 20 times the cost of conventional concrete. This research project will aim to develop and characterize non-proprietary UHPC mixes made with materials readily available in Montana, thus making UHPC a viable option for use by MDT.