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Author(s): Kefei Li, Peiyu Yan
Book Title: RILEM International Symposium on Concrete Modelling - CONMOD 2014
Editors: Kefei Li, Peiyu Yan and Rongwei Yang
ISBN: 978-2-35158-139-1
e-ISBN: 978-2-35158-140-7
Publisher: RILEM Publications SARL
Publication year: 2015
Pages: XI
Total Pages: 1
Language: English


Abstract: Research on concrete materials is located in a highly disciplinary filed between civil engineering and materials science, involving broad topics from physico-chemistry, microstructure, properties characterization, material and structural mechanics to life cycle engineering. Modeling is a vehicle to transfer the knowledge from scientists to engineers. The rapid development in computational techniques has promoted substantially this knowledge transfer, bring out such advanced modeling techniques as molecular dynamics simulations and lattice Boltzmann methods. These models, reinforced by the computer-based techniques, can greatly help the design and evaluation of concrete materials and structures in the context of life cycle engineering. To embrace the most recent advancement in the modeling of concrete materials and structures is the scope of this RILEM symposium.

The modeling is of particular interest for the scientific and engineering communities in China since the country is undergoing the largest scale infrastructure construction, leading the concrete production and consumption in the world. The huge need of knowledge transfer attributes particular significance to this symposium hosted in China. A successful knowledge transfer to concrete technology and construction industry can both promote the technology and reduce the undesirable environmental impact associated with the production and use of concrete materials.

CONMOD’2014 is the fourth in a series of RILEM symposia after Quebec City, Canada (2006) and Delft, The Netherlands (2008) and Lausanne, Switzerland (2010). CONMOD conferences provide a platform for researchers active in modeling of concrete at different length scales, and from different disciplines. Also, this series of conference offer an exchange platform for the PhD students conducting research on concrete materials. It is expected that these Ph.D students, during their 3-4 years program, can at least attend one CONMOD conference and benefit from the exchange and communication opportunities.

CONMOD’2014 has gathered participants from 15 countries, and collected 61 papers in the proceedings. The papers are divided into five main topics: Hydration and microstructure, Properties characterization, Transport process, Shrinkage and creep, and Durability. These papers treat both the most recent development in modeling techniques and the new knowledge on concrete materials. The organizing committee would like to thank the support of RILEM Bureau and the steering committee for the organization, and also the sponsors of this symposium, the Chinese Silicate Society (CSC) and the Asian Concrete Federation (ACF), for their help to promote the participation of this event. Last, we would like also to express our sincere appreciation to the keynote speakers and all the participants to make CONMOD’2014 a successful event.

Prof. Kefei Li, and Prof. Peiyu Yan

Chairmen of CONMOD’2014 Organizing Committee
September 2014, Beijing, China


Online publication: 2015
Publication Type: full_text
Public price (Euros): 0.00


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