- Start date: 11 October 2021
- End date: 13 October 2021
- Duration: 2.5 hours per day over 3 days
- Fees: £95
- Venue: Online delivery
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About the course
Neville Centre of Excellence in Cement and Concrete Engineering
RILEM-ICT Specialised short course
Multi-scale Cracking of Concrete Materials
Organised by the Neville Centre of Excellence in Cement and Concrete Engineering in collaboration with the International Union of Laboratories and Experts in Construction Materials, Systems and Structures (RILEM) and the Institute of Concrete Technology.
This course is designed to improve your understanding of cracking in concrete.
The following topics will be covered:
- The origin and analysis of the crack shape, profile and width at different ages.
This is related to the RILEM technical committee TC 287 - CCS - Early age and long-term crack width analysis in RC Structures and it is fundamental to understanding the link between cracking, durability and structural performance.
- How we can control cracks at nano, micro and macro-scale.
- Provide guidance on prevention and repair of cracks.
- Finally, the concept of self-healing cracks and an update of the current state of this technology.
Who should attend?
This course is suitable for you if you are:
- A civil, structural, materials engineer involved in design, construction and management concrete infrastructure .
- An academic or researcher interested in the latest challenges on durability and structural performance of concrete assets.
- A service engineer or scientist who would value a deeper understanding o fcracking in concretes and how the theory can be applied to develop effective control strategies.
Speakers and Sessions:
Session 1: 11th October 2021; 2:00pm to 4.30pm (GMT)
Chair: Prof. John Forth (U. Leeds, UK)
14:00 – 14:50 – RILEM 287-CCS: Early age and long-term crack width analysis in RC Structures
Dr Miguel Azenha (Minho University, Portugal)
Dr Fragkoulis Kanavaris (ARUP, UK)
14:50 – 15:40 – Introduction to RILEM
Daniela Ciancio (RILEM, France)
3:40 – 4:30 – Modelling of cracks in reinforced concrete
Dr Agnieszka Jędrzejewska (Silesian University of Technology, Poland)
Session 2: 12th October 2021; 10:00am 12.30pm (GMT)
Chair: Prof. Susan A. Bernal (University of Leeds, UK)
10:00 – 10:50 – Influence of micro-cracks on mass transport and durability of concrete
Dr Hong Wong (Imperial College London, UK)
10:50 – 11:40 – Early age behaviour of massive reinforced concrete structures - Lessons from CEOS.fr project
Prof. Laurie Lacarrière (INSA Toulouse / LMDC, France)
11:40 – 12:30 – Crack repair - performance characteristics for concrete injections
Dr Nuno Ferreira (ARUP, UK)
Session 3: 13th October 2021; 2pm to 4.30pm (GMT)
Chair: Prof. John Forth (University of Leeds, UK)
14:00 – 14:50 – Justification of proposed changes in the crack width calculation methods of EN 1992-1-1 and MC 2020
Prof. Alejandro Perez Caldentey (Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Spain)
14:50 – 15:40 – Designing for non-structural, imposed strain cracks
Prof. John Forth (University of Leeds, UK)
15:40 – 16:30 – Preventative repair of concrete structures: SARCOS experience
Dr Mercedes Sanchez Moreno (University of Cordoba, Spain)
- Dr Miguel Azenha (Minho University, Portugal)
- Dr Daniela Ciancio (RILEM, France)
- Dr Nuno Ferreira (ARUP, UK)
- Prof. John Forth (University of Leeds, UK)
- Dr A. Jędrzejewska (Silesian University of Technology, Poland)
- Dr Fragkoulis Kanavaris (ARUP, UK)
- Prof. Laurie Lacarrière (INSA Toulouse / LMDC, France)
- Prof. A. Perez Caldentey (Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Spain)
- Dr Mercedes Sanchez Moreno (University of Cordoba, Spain)
- Dr Hong Wong (Imperial College London, UK)
The course fee is £95 for engineers and industry participants (this covers CPD certificates accredited by the Institute of Concrete Technology (ICT)).
The Neville Centre will offer bursaries to cover the course fees of 10 PhD students. For further details please email the
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Changes made by the University of Leeds
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