Proceedings pro036 : International RILEM Symposium on Concrete Science and Engineering : A Tribute to Arnon Bentur

Title: International RILEM Symposium on Concrete Science and Engineering : A Tribute to Arnon Bentur
Edited by K. Kovler, J. Marchand, S. Mindess and J. Weiss
ISBN: 2-912143-46-2
e-ISBN: 2912143586
Pages: 260
Publication date: 2004

The International Symposium "Advances in Concrete through Science and Engineering" organized by the Center for Advanced Cement Based Materials (ACBM) at Northwestern University and the International Union of Laboratories of Experts in Construction Materials, Systems and Structures (RILEM) in Evanston, Illinois, on March 21-24, 2004, in conjunction with the RILEM spring meeting, deals with three important areas in modern concrete science and engineering: early-age behavior, durability, and fiber reinforcement. Arnon Bentur is one of the few people who have made notable contributions to advances and innovations in all three of these areas. To honor Prof. Bentur's 60th birthday, his service to research and engineering and to recognize his national and international leadership in cement and concrete science and technology, a special symposium is held in his honor, on 24 March 2004.

The career of Prof. Bentur has been characterized by a combination of contributions to the advanced scientific research of construction materials, and the dissemination and application of this know-how to the engineering profession through applied research and leading activities in standardization. The unique contribution of Arnon Bentur is in intertwining these fields into meaningful and oriented activities, and thus to provide an impact across the entire profession. His contributions have had, and continue to have, major impact on a variety of topics, such as the engineering and fundamentals of the long term performance of fiber reinforced concretes, the durability of silica fume concretes, the composite nature of high strength concretes, the control of early age cracking in advanced cementitious systems, and the development of special binders such as cement-gypsum-silica fume and oil shale ash cements.


2. Papers

Effect of temperature on the hydration of cement paste: composition, microstructure and properties
Author(s): J. F. Young
Pages: 1 - 7

Durability indexes and their use in concrete engineering
Author(s): M. J. Alexander
Pages: 9 - 22

Calculation of initiation and propagation periods of service life of reinforcements by using the electrical resistivity
Author(s): C. Andrade
Pages: 23 - 30

Process dependence of fiber reinforced shotcrete
Author(s): N. Banthia
Pages: 31 - 42

The effects of formulation on the properties of self-consolidating concrete
Author(s): D. Bonen
Pages: 43 - 56

Mechanisms of physical sulfate attack
Author(s): P. Brown
Pages: 57 - 66

Influence of temperature on the early-age behavior of concrete
Author(s): J. P. Charron
Pages: 67 - 84

The patchy structure of cement paste in conventional concretes
Author(s): S. Diamond
Pages: 85 - 94

Impact-echo measurement on fresh and hardening concrete
Author(s): C. Grosse
Pages: 95 - 104

Effects of curing conditions on the evolution of coarse capillary pores in cement pastes
Author(s): S. Igarashi
Pages: 105 - 116

Ductility of high performance cementitious composites
Author(s): A. Katz
Pages: 117 - 127

Reactivity of low-temperature belite and the strength of its paste
Author(s): W. Kurdowski
Pages: 129 - 136

Pumice aggregates for internal water curing
Author(s): P. Lura
Pages: 137 - 151

Interactions of cellulose fibres in an autoclaved cement matrix
Author(s): N. B. Milestone
Pages: 153 - 163

Fiber reinforced round panels subjected to impact loading
Author(s): S. Mindess
Pages: 165 - 174

Leaching of cement pastes: effect of mineral additions and water-to cement ratio
Author(s): M. Moranville
Pages: 175 - 185

A comparison of processing technologies for the manufacture of textile cement-base composites
Author(s): A. Peled
Pages: 187 - 202

The challenge of quantification of cementitious systems
Author(s): K. Scrivener
Pages: 203 - 211

Influence of aggregate type and gradation on the microstructure and durability properties of portland cement mortar and concrete
Author(s): A. Elsharief
Pages: 213 - 222

Thoughts on concrete durability
Author(s): J. Skalny
Pages: 223 - 229

Early age shrinkage and moisture loss of concrete
Author(s): N. Berke
Pages: 231 - 245

1. Preface

A Tribute to Arnon Bentur
Author(s): K. Kovler
Pages: I - XII