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Program - Conference Tracks

CONCREEP 11+ will feature several topic tracks for presentations and posters; those finalized are listed below. 

Track #1

Topic: Long-term material deterioration and healing

Roman Wan-Wendner,

Ghent University, Belgium

Chloé Arson,

Georgia Institute of Technology, USA

This track will gather presentations in the area of time-dependent damage and healing processes in concrete, rock and cemented soils. Topics of interest include, but are not restricted to:

  • Methods for understanding and predicting degradation and healing; theoretical, numerical, experimental and practical contributions are all welcome;

  • Applications in material design, e.g., optimization of microstructure to enhance self-healing, repair techniques, treatments for preventing degradation;

  • Applications to the design of geotechnical structures that contain concrete and natural materials, e.g. tunnels (liner and rock mass), storage facilities, retaining walls, dams; foundation slabs;

  • Response of geomaterials and cementitious building materials to aggressive environments, e.g. freeze and thaw, chemical weathering, high salt concentration, low pH.

Each session will contain presentations both in concrete science and in geomechanics pertaining to the same topic with emphasis on long-term deterioration and healing phenomena. The goal is to highlight the commonalities but also interaction phenomena in the problems of interest to the concrete and geomechanics communities, and to promote collaborations to solve them.

Track #2

Topic: Multiphysics and transport phenomena

Kohei Nagai,

The University of Tokyo, Japan

Jean-Michel Pereira,

Ecole des Ponts ParisTech, France

This track deals with the study of multiphysics and transport phenomena. Expected sessions include, but are not restricted to:

  • Transport, Adsorption, and Phase Changes in Porous materials (Gilles Pijaudier-Cabot);

  • High temperature behavior (Lei Shen).

Track #3

Topic: Time-dependent behavior at multiple length and time scales

Gianluca Cusatis,

Northwestern University, USA

Thomas Poulet,

CSIRO, Australia

This track deals with the study of the time-dependent behavior at multiple length and time scales. Expected sessions include, but are not restricted to:

  • Linking multiple scales in theory, experiments and computations (Bernhard Pichler and Christian Hellmich);

  • Rheology and 3D printing (Mohammed Alnaggar);

  • Nanomechanics of creep and shrinkage (Mohammad Qomi);

  • Impact of temperature and humidity on creep (Matthieu Vandamme);

  • Creep and instabilities in geomechanics (Ioannis Stefanou);

  • Numerical modelling of multiscale transient deformation mechanisms in geomaterials (Antoine Jacquey).

Track #4

Topic: Large scale effects and in situ monitoring of time-dependent deformation

Brock Hedegaard,

University of Minnesota Duluth, USA

Hiroki Sone,

University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA

This track will focus on how time-dependent behaviors impact the design, behavior, and measurement of large scale systems, such as civil infrastructure or tectonic systems. Topics of interest include, but are not restricted to:

  • Infrastructure Design: design of tall concrete buildings, concrete bridges, or geotechnical structures allowing for long-term deformations;

  • Large Scale Monitoring: case studies, novel techniques, and lessons learned from in situ monitoring applications of concrete infrastructure or geological systems;

  • Geodynamics and Geodesy: measurement and prediction of tectonic-scale creep deformations.

Track #5

Topic: Experimental characterization of creep and shrinkage

Mija Hubler,

University of Colorado Boulder, USA

Manoel Porfirio,

University of Brasília, Brasil

This track will focus on research which experimentally characterizes creep and shrinkage of concrete and geomaterials. Topics of interest include:

  • Field measurement studies and advances in monitoring methods;

  • Experimental characterization of material behavior and advances in test methods;

  • Macroscopic mechanics derived from microscopic features and advances in imaging methods.

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