EuroTech RILEM PhD School Concrete Life Cycle: From Cradle to Grave

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The course will address sustainability, testing, design and construction of concrete structures exposed to different loading and environmental (including extreme) conditions The course contents will span extreme exposure environments, such as the highly concentrated magnesium, sulfate and chloride brines of the hot weather Dead Sea and the chloride salt exposure of infrastructure (e g pavements and bridges) in cold climates Although reinforced concrete structures can be designed and built to be durable in harsh conditions, there are numerous occasions where this potential is not materialized The economic implications of the damage when such deterioration occurs are quite extensive The annual cost of repairs of concrete and reinforced concrete structures that deteriorate due to chloride corrosion only in the Middle East, Japan, North Europe and North America, is estimated to be hundreds of billions of dollars Therefore, the problem of durable concrete materials and life cycle evaluation of concrete structures for use under severe conditions in different climates, hot and cold, is critically important The research cooperation in studying the processes of concrete deterioration in different environments, and the development of advanced high performance materials, with a focus on utilization of industrial by products, such as coal fly ash and granulated slag, is expected to bring scientific and practical benefits for the society.


From Sunday 12 January 2020
to Wednesday 15 January 2020 (GMT +2)
Haifa, Israel

Haifa, Israel

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