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Theory and experiment for concrete: a necessary partnership



Title: Theory and experiment for concrete: a necessary partnership
Author(s): Edward J. Garboczi
Paper category : conference
Book title: 2nd International RILEM Symposium on Advances in Concrete through Science and Engineering
Editor(s): J. Marchand, B. Bissonnette, R. Gagné, M. Jolin and F. Paradis
Print-ISBN: 2-35158-003-6
e-ISBN: 2351580028
Publisher: RILEM Publications SARL
Publication year: 2006
Pages: 31 - 40
Total Pages: 10
Nb references: 24
Language: English


Abstract: Ever since the days of Kepler and Newton, science has been advancing by the cooperation of experiment and theory – experiment inspires theory, theory suggests new experiments and explains old experiments. Materials science theory for concrete, a random, complex, multiphase composite material, involves solving equations numerically and making what we call models, or what is really computational materials science. A synergistic interplay of this kind of theory and materials science-based experiments is necessary for the materials science of concrete to progress. The late Dr. Geoffrey J.C. Frohnsdorff was an advocate of this position. A short review of his career will not only pay tribute to this visionary scientist and research leader but will help elaborate the thesis of this paper.


Online publication: 2006-08-02
Publication type : full_text
Public price (Euros): 0.00
doi: 10.1617/2351580028.003