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4th International RILEM Conference on Microstructure Related Durability of Cementitious Composites

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International RILEM Conference on Microstructure Related Durability of Cementitious Composites (Microdurability)  is a Sino-Dutch initiative, organized under the umbrella of RILEM and also supported by ACI, fib. After three successful events in Nanjing 2008, Amsterdam 2012 and Nanjing 2012, the fourth Microdurability conference will be held in Den Haag, The Netherlands on May 26-28, 2020.

In the past years, alternative binders, supplementary cementitious materials and difference industrial or regional wastes were used in concrete in order to improve concrete properties, and to reduce the carbon impact in construction. The consequence of these actions will change the chemistry, microstructure, and further influence the durability of concrete. Based on this concept the aim of the 4th Microdurablity conference is to bring together the leading experts in this field around the world to present the recent achievements, share the latest developments and address the challenges on the microstructure related durability issues of cementitious materials.

Main Topics

  • Alternative binders, supplementary cementitious materials and industrial or regional wastes used in concrete
  • Hydration and microstructure formation
  • Transport properties in cracked and uncracked concrete
  • Chemical and physical degradation under coupled loading conditions.
  • Effect of time dependent phenomena and aging on microstructure and durability
  • New techniques for evaluation of hydration, microstructure and service life
  • Development and application of smart cementitious materials for enhanced durability
  • Modeling of microstructure, transport, degradation processes and design for durability
Important dates

Submission of 300 words abstract

July 31, 2019

Notification of acceptance of abstract

August 31, 2019

Submission of 8 pages full paper

October 31, 2019

Notification of paper acceptance

January 31, 2020

Deadline for early registration

Feb 28, 2020

Conference date

May 20-22 2020

From Tuesday 26th May 2020
to Thursday 28th May 2020
Madurodam
The Hague, The Netherlands
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Madurodam

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From Tuesday 26th May 2020
to Thursday 28th May 2020
Madurodam
The Hague, The Netherlands
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