Ductal

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Ductal® is a proprietary pre-mixed ultra-high performance concrete whose physical characteristics allegedly exceed those of common concrete used in the construction of buildings. It is manufactured by Lafarge and Bouygues. Ductal® is claimed to have high compressive strength and flexural resistance compared to other concretes. It also has high durability, abrasion resistance, and chemical/environmental resistances (e.g. freeze and thaw, salt water, etc.). Due to these properties, Ductal® can be used in thinner cross-sections and in more varied applications than common concrete. Ductal® is almost self placing and is best suited for precast elements or in-situ repair or upgrade works.

Ductal® is a ductile material that allegedly possesses ultra high compressive strength, high tensile strength and high durability together with high fatigue performance. It also claims excellent impact, blast and abrasion resistance.[citation needed]

Ductal® Properties
Compressive Strength typically 160-230 MPa... compressive strength in excess of 750 MPa recorded (see: Cyclic loading and Fracture Mechanics of Ductal® concrete, Ehab Shaheen and Nigel G. Shrive, Springer Science+Business Media B.V.2008, Published online: 8 April2008)
Flexural Strength 30-50 MPa
Young's Modulus (E) 55-60 GPa
Density 2.45-2.55 t/m^3

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