Author(s): Roberto Torrent, Karen Scrivener, Luis Fernández Luco
Paper category: Proceedings
Book title: Proceedings of the International RILEM Conference on Material, Systems and Structures in Civil Engineering
Conference Segment on Innovation of Teaching in Materials and Structures
Editor(s): Per Goltermann
ISBN: 978-2-35158-178-0
e-ISBN: 978-2-35158-179-7
Publisher: RILEM Publications SARL
Publication year: 2016
Pages: 58 - 67
Total Pages: 10
Language: English

Abstract: The paper presents the evolution from a first PhD Course "From Microstructure to Performance Testing", held in English in Barcelona in 2012, consisting exclusively of lectures, to the Workshop "From Microstructure to Service Life Design", held in Spanish in México in 2013 and in Argentina in 2015, including lectures, testing and case study-solving.The Workshop was oriented to university students and lecturers, as well as to practitioners.
In its final version, the Workshop involves 21⁄2 days of lectures, 1 day of testing(laboratory and site) and 1⁄2 day of resolution of a case study.
The testing module consists of the preparation of four reinforced concrete slabs made: two with w/c=0.40 and two with w/c=0.65. For each w/c ratio, one slab is moist cured 7 days and the other 0 day. Companion specimens, moist-cured 28 days, are used for laboratory standard tests (gas and water permeability and migration) to characterize the concretes and feed the service-life prediction (SLP) models. The slabs are used for site testing (air-permeability an cover depth), serving also for SLP.
The feedback from participants and lecturers indicates a high degree of satisfaction, in particular for the active parts of the Workshop and supplied documentation, pinpointing improvement opportunities.

Online publication : 2016
Publication type : full_text
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