High-Performance Powder

by Eric Dallaire, Res. Engr.; Univ. of Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada,
Pierre-Claude Aïtcin, (A.M.ASCE), Prof. of Civ. Engrg.; Univ. of Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada,
Mohamed Lachemi, (M.ASCE), Adjunct Prof.; Civ. Engrg., Univ. of Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada,

Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 1998, Vol. 68, Issue 1, Pg. 48-51

Document Type: Feature article


The application of fundamental principles related to the composition, the making, and the thermal treatment of concrete resulted in the development of a new type of concrete with outstanding mechanical properties. The revolutionary new ultra-high performance concrete, called reactive powder concrete, was used to construct a lightweight space-truss pedestrian bridge over the Magog River in Sherbrooke, Quebec.

Subject Headings: Concrete bridges | Thermal properties | Concrete | Mechanical properties | Pedestrians | Foot bridges | Rivers and streams | Quebec | Canada

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