Deals with current environmental concerns and the development of sustainable and environmentally friendly materials, processes, and technologies. Multi-disciplinary approach. Presents the state of the art on a variety of topics, including sustainability, performance under severe environments, specialized materials, concrete construction, performance under severe loading, codes and design, maintenance and repairs and emerging research fields.
Global Climatic Change (GCC) is changing the way we manage and maintain our concrete infrastructure. For the last 15 years CONSEC conferences have strived to bring experts on a common platform to discuss and disseminate international expertise with respect to performance of concrete under severe conditions. These conferences have closely followed the evolution of research in this area and have brought forward critical advances that are now been adopted worldwide. CONSEC’10 paid particular attention to new trends. Not only traditional themes, such as performance under severe environments and loading, concrete construction, codes and design, and maintenance and repairs, are included. Attention is also given to sustainability, high performance specialized materials, new NDT methods, and emerging fields such as structural health monitoring and sensing.
The contributions in Concrete Under Severe Conditions show a clear accent on developing new technologies to reverse the trend in our decaying concrete infrastructure in both developed and emerging economies. This requirement has to be balanced with our need for sustainability, ecological preservation and environmental protection through the use of recycled materials and industrial by-products. Concrete Under Severe Conditions demonstrates the need for a continued dialogue and active cooperation between both developed and emerging economies to fully understand and deal with extreme environmental and loading issues on concrete infrastructure, and will be of interest to academics, engineers and professionals involved in concrete and concrete infrastructure.
VOLUME 1 1. Keynote lectures (J.-M. Torrenti & G. Nahas, Durability and safety of concrete structures in the nuclear context; T. Katayama, Diagnosis of alkali-aggregate reaction—polarizing microscopy and SEM-EDS analysis; A.A. Torres-Acosta, Accelerated vs. natural corrosion experimental results for remaining life stage forecasting) 2. Honoree sessions (Invited Papers) (O.M. Trocónis de Rincón, M. Sánchez, V. Millano, R. Fernández, E. Anzola de Partidas, I. Martínez, N. Rebolledo, M. Barboza, J.C. Montenegro, R. Vera, A.M. Carvajal, R. Mejia de Gutiérrez, J. Maldonado, C. Guerrero, E. Saborio-Leiva, C. Villalobos-Gonzalez, J.T. Pérez-Quiroz, A. Torres-Acosta, P. Castro-Borges, E.I. Moreno, T. Pérez-López, F. Almeraya-Calderón, W. Martinez-Molina, M. Martínez-Madrid, M. Salta, A.P. de Melo, G. Rodríguez, M. Pedrón & M. Derrégibus, The impact of tropical urban environment on the durability of RC in Iberoamerican countries; K. Karhunen, A. Seppänen, A. Lehikoinen, P.J.M. Monteiro & J.P. Kaipio, Electrical resistance tomography approach for localizing reinforcing bars in concrete; G. Nery, P. Helene, D. Cusson & J.C. Margeson, Experimental simulation of surface cracking in concrete structures affected by AAR; N. Yoshida, Y. Matsunami, M. Nagayama & E. Sakai, Sodium sulfate weathering in the residential concrete foundation; T. Nozaki, S. Ogawa, H. Hirao, K. Kono & K. Yamada, A required condition of thaumasite formation in marine environments; C.C. Ferraro, A.J. Boyd & C.A. Ishee, Qualification of repair materials by mechanical and durability properties; R.D. Hooton, Concrete durability and sustainability as influenced by resistance to fluid ingress and selection of cementitious materials) 3. Special NDT session 4. Performance under severe environment 4.1 Deterioration processes 4.2 Service life prediction 4.3 Durability VOLUME 2 5. Performance and application of specialized materials 5.1 Cement 5.2 Aggregates 5.3 Mortars 5.4 Concretes 5.5 Composites 5.6 Supplementary materials 5.7 Fibers 5.8 Reinforcements 6. Maintenance and repair 6.1 Conditions assessment 6.2 Surface treatments 6.3 Sensing and monitoring 6.4 Application of electrochemical and novel techniques 6.5 Corrosion mitigation 7 Performance under severe loading 7.1Fatigue 7.2 Temperature 7.3 Earthquake 7.4 Impact 7.5 Loading 8 Sustainability 8.1 Life cycle assessment 8.2 Use of novel cements and concretes 8.3 Recycled and supplementary materials 8.4 Environmental issues 9 Codes and design 9.1 Structural design and performance 9.2 Performance-based design 9.3 Concrete construction and miscellaneous Author index