FRC 2018 - 3rd ACI-fib-RILEM Workshop on Fibre Reinforced Concrete: from Design to Structural Applications

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After more than fifty years of research dedicated to the unique material properties, the last two decades have focused on introducing Fiber Reinforced Concrete (FRC) to several building codes as a structural material; this has allowed an increasing use of this material among practitioners.

FRC is now widely used in tunnel linings, elevated slabs, precast elements and other structures, and used as the primary reinforcement, or in a hybrid manner with additional rebars or welded mesh in many cases. FRC with enhanced mechanical properties has also demonstrated to be a suitable solution for strengthening existing structures, thus extending the service life of structures.

Fourteen years after the workshop held in Bergamo (Italy), and four years after the second workshop in Montreal (Canada), the aim of this workshop is to provide the State-of-the-Art on the recent worldwide developments in structural applications of FRC.

Presentations of case studies will focus both on structural design and on the description of applications such as beams, elevated floors, tunnel linings, slabs, precast elements, bridges and other applications. Special attention will be also devoted to the developments of structural codes as well as to durability of FRC structures by considering the significant reduction of crack opening provided by fiber reinforcement.

This workshop will attempt to bring various sectors of research community and industry together so that significant cross-fertilization of ideas can occur, new concepts can be developed and new structural applications of FRC explored.


Main topics:

Design specifications for structural applications:

  • fib Model Code 2010
  • International Recommendations
  • International Codes and Standards

Structural applications:

  • Buildings (elevated slabs…)
  • Bridges and Footbridges
  • Precast construction
  • Seismic design

Special structures:

  • Hydroelectric power plants
  • Nuclear containment buildings
  • Harbor construction

Durability and life cycle assessment

Retrofitting and strengthening of existing structures

Foundation and underground applications:

  • Tunnel linings
  • Structures on ground

Other design considerations:

  • Nonstructural element design
  • Design for fire resistance

Important dates:

  • Abstract submission: by October 30th, 2017
  • Abstract acceptance: by November 15th, 2017
  • Paper submission: by February 28th, 2018
  • Papers reviewed and returned to the authors, notification of acceptance: April 30th, 2018
  • Final papers submitted for final review: by May 15th, 2018
From Thursday 28th June 2018
to Saturday 30th June 2018
Desenzano, Lake Garda, Italy

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Desenzano, Lake Garda, Italy

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From Thursday 28th June 2018
to Saturday 30th June 2018
Desenzano, Lake Garda, Italy

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