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What is the difference between “High strength concrete” and “High performance concrete”?

There is common confusion about the terms “High strength concrete” and “High performance concrete” and it appears that they refer to the same thing. In fact, “High performance concrete” refers to the concrete which has been specially designed to achieve a certain particular characteristics such as high abrasion assistance and compaction without segregation.

It may turn out that the designed concrete would possess a high strength but this is obviously not the original intention.

“High strength concrete” is designed to have concrete strength of 70MPa and more.


This question is taken from book named – A Self Learning Manual – Mastering Different Fields of Civil Engineering Works (VC-Q-A-Method) by Vincent T. H. CHU.

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Kanwarjot Singh is the founder of Civil Engineering Portal, a leading civil engineering website which has been awarded as the best online publication by CIDC. He did his BE civil from Thapar University, Patiala and has been working on this website with his team of Civil Engineers.

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