“It’s a really strong concrete, so it’s stronger than the strongest cement, and it’s a super lightweight, super strong concrete,” said Daniel Gomes, professor of materials science and engineering at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, who led the research.
“It has an incredible durability and durability that is better than all other concrete materials.”
The concrete was made with a process that combines high-temperature cementing with heat treatment to produce a product that has a strength that is nearly twice as high as the strongest concrete on the market, the researchers said.
They said the new concrete has properties that are “superior to that of most of the materials used in building.”
The researchers said that, in addition to improving the durability of the concrete, the process also produced a “super-strong” compound that is more than 1,000 times stronger than steel and “almost twice as strong as concrete from other countries,” which is about 20 times stronger.
“There are all these different things that we need to keep in mind when building, and concrete is a good example of one of those things,” said Gomes.
“When we put a lot of pressure on concrete, it becomes more solid.”
Gomes and his team used the new super-strong concrete to build a “tower,” a 1,400-foot (300-meter) tall structure that has its own unique design.
The tower is a structural component that holds the foundation of a new townhouse complex.
The researchers measured the strength of the super-strength concrete and then compared that with the strength that could be achieved using other cement materials and with other concrete types.
“The strength that we achieved with this new super high-strength super-concrete is comparable to that which could be obtained using any other type of concrete,” the researchers wrote.
“For example, we could get the same strength by using concrete from one of the strongest sources we have to date.”
The results of the study were published in the journal Applied and Environmental Materials.
The research was supported by a grant from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science.