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20 juin 2017

International Workshop on Calcium Sulfoaluminate Cements, 4-6 June 2018, Murten, Switzerland

 

Please find the first announcement of the workshop here.

 

SCOPE AND BACKGROUND


Calcium sulfoaluminate cements are receiving increasing interest as an environmentally friendly alternative to Portland cement and as they can be used to formulate mortars and concretes with special properties such as fast setting, high early strength or shrinkage-compensation. Thus in the recent years the number of publications in this field increased rapidly, and new products came on the market.

This workshop aims at exchanging state-of-the-art knowledge regarding production, hydration, properties, durability and application of calcium sulfoaluminate cements. Gathering experts from all around the world will stimulate scientific discussions and can promote national and international collaboration.


TOPICS


– Clinkering
Raw materials, lab and industrial clinkering, mineralizers, kiln operation
– Hydration mechanisms
Kinetics, hydrate assemblages, mineral additions, ternary binders with Portland cements, admixtures, phase stabilities, thermodynamic properties
– Properties
Mechanical properties, volume stability (expansion, shrinkage, creep)
– Durability and sustainability
Sulfate resistance, chloride ingress, carbonation, rebar corrosion, life cycle analysis
– Application
Mortar, concrete, waste encapsulation, standardization

 

KEY DATES


June 2017:  1st announcement
October 2017:  2nd announcement
January 31, 2018:  abstract submission (csa2018@empa.ch)

February 28, 2018:  Notification of acceptance
November 15, 2017:  Start of registration
February 15, 2018:  Early registration
April 30, 2018:  Late registration
May 31, 2018:  Full paper submission for special issue
June 4-6, 2018:  Workshop in Murten

 

For more information: www.empa-akademie.ch/csa2018

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