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Gas Explosion Resistance of Non-Cement Based High Performance Concrete

Funding: 2021: $103,998
2022: $135,452
2023: $78,991

Project Member(s): Wu, C., Li, J.

Funding or Partner Organisation: Australian Research Council (ARC Discovery Projects)
Australian Research Council (ARC Discovery Projects)

Start year: 2021

Summary: This project aims to study gas explosion resistance of non-cement-based ultra-high performance concrete after fire hazards. Fuel gases such as natural gas and hydrogen are becoming increasingly more popular in Australia. Due to their wide flammability range, there is considerable concern about the potential fire and explosion hazard. Until now, there is limited knowledge on this topic and conventional concrete has been proved incapable of handling this multi-hazard scenario. The expected outcomes of this project include a detailed knowledge of multi-hazard scenario and a safety design with the non-cement-based ultra-high performance concrete. Successful delivery of this project ensures structural safety in Australia and wider community.


Meng, Q, Wu, C, Li, J, Wu, P, Xu, S & Wang, Z 2021, 'A study of pressure characteristics of methane explosion in a 20 m buried tunnel and influence on structural behaviour of concrete elements', Engineering Failure Analysis, vol. 122, pp. 105273-105273.
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Wei, J, Li, J, Wu, C, Liu, Z-X & Fang, J 2021, 'Impact resistance of ultra-high performance concrete strengthened reinforced concrete beams', International Journal of Impact Engineering, vol. 158, pp. 104023-104023.
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Wei, J, Li, J, Wu, C, Liu, Z-X & Li, J 2021, 'Hybrid fibre reinforced ultra-high performance concrete beams under static and impact loads', Engineering Structures, vol. 245, pp. 112921-112921.
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Xu, Z, Li, J, Wu, P & Wu, C 2021, 'Experimental investigation of triaxial strength of ultra-high performance concrete after exposure to elevated temperature', Construction and Building Materials, vol. 295, pp. 123689-123689.
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FOR Codes: Structural engineering , Structural Engineering, Civil Construction Design