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2nd International Conference on Concrete Repair, Rehabilitation and Retrofitting

27.12.2007
Termin: 24.11.2008 ab 09:00 - 26.11.2008 17:00
Veranstaltungsort: Breakwater Campus
University of Cape Town's Graduate School of Business
situated in the middle of the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront.
Please fax or post the completed form to:
H Beushausen, University of Cape Town, Department of Civil Engineering,
Private Bag,
Rondebosch 7701, South Africa
Fax: (27) (21) 689 7471
7701 South Africa Rondebosch
Südafrika
Zielgruppe: Wirtschaftsvertreter, Wissenschaftler
Kontakt: dehn@mfpa-leipzig.de
Kategorie: international
Architektur und Bauwesen, Chemie und Biochemie, Geowissenschaften, Mathematik und Physik, Werkstoffwissenschaften
Dr. Bärbel Adams, Presse- und Öffentlichkeitsarbeit
Universität Leipzig

Following the first International Conference on Concrete Repair, Rehabilitation and Retrofitting (ICCRRR 2005), ICCRRR2008 will again be held in Cape Town, South Africa. The conference will be organized and co-chaired by the University of Cape Town and the University of the Witwatersrand (South Africa) in conjunction with the University of Leipzig / MFPA Leipzig (Germany).

ICCRRR 2008 focuses on the increasingly important aspect in modern infrastructure provision and retention: that of appropriately repairing, maintaining, rehabilitating, and if necessary retrofitting existing infrastructure with a view to extending its life and maximising its economic return. ICCRRR is intended to bring together practicing engineers, scientists, specifiers, researchers and others from around the world to share knowledge and experience on current developments in concrete repair, rehabilitation and retrofitting, as well as structural performance and material durability.

The conference will run over 3 days and feature presentations by authors of all accepted papers, as well as keynote addresses by leading international experts. General and plenary sessions will be accompanied by workshops, technical sessions and exhibitions. The language of communication will be English. A detailed list of conference themes is presented below.

CCRRR also aims to identify and deliberate on emerging research and development needs unique to concrete products and structures. The exchange of international knowledge and expertise is expected to result in the development of improved design and implementation methodologies for concrete repair, rehabilitation and retrofitting.

The aim of the joint effort between two of the leading universities in South Africa and the University of Leipzig / MFPA Leipzig, Germany, is to raise the level of awareness on the latest developments in repair and rehabilitation technologies, practice, and research, for the benefit of local and international participants. This continent-bridging conference is further expected to strengthen relationships not only between Africa and Europe but also between countries and regions from all over the world.

THEMES

CONCRETE DURABILITY ASPECTS

* Causes and mechanisms of deterioration
* Concrete transport mechanisms
* Life-cycle assessments
* Durability modelling and prediction
* Durability in normal and aggressive environments
* New and more durable types of concrete
* Deterioration prevention - water sealants, cement based coatings, and others
* Case studies
CONDITION ASSESSMENT OF CONCRETE STRUCTURES
* Damage assessment strategies
* Damage modelling and damage mechanisms
* Condition assessment and damage diagnosis
* Non-destructive testing
* Dynamic testing
* Ultrasonic testing
* Liquid penetrant testing
* Others
* Analytical modelling
CONCRETE REPAIR, REHABILITATION AND RETROFITTING
* Compatibility of repair materials
* Repair strategies
* Repair modelling
* Corrosion and corrosion protection in concrete repair
* Physico-mechanical repair methods
* Electrochemical repair methods
* Concrete protection methods
* Life span extension methods
* Structural repairs and strengthening
* Structural retrofitting for altered service conditions
* Seismic retrofit
* Repair systems
* FRP systems
PERFORMANCE MONITORING AND HEALTH ASSESSMENT
* Performance testing of repair materials
* Performance of repaired/retrofitted structures
* Repair performance monitoring
* Health monitoring of repaired/retrofitted structures
* Repair durability
* Damage prognosis and service life predictions
* Reliability and risk assessment
* Structural management systems
* Case studies
EDUCATION AND SPECIFICATION
* Educational material for concrete repair courses
* Specifications and standards for concrete repair
* Current and future research needs
Hinweise zur Teilnahme:
CONTACTS
SOUTH AFRICA
H Beushausen
Department of Civil Engineering
University of Cape Town
Rondebosch 7701
South Africa
Fax: (27) (21) 689 7471
Phone: (27) (21) 650 5181
E-mail: ICCRRR@eng.uct.ac.za
GERMANY
F Dehn
Gesellschaft für Materialforschung und Prüfungsanstalt für das
Bauwesen Leipzig mbH (MFPA Leipzig GmbH)
Hans-Weigel-Strasse 2 B
D-04319 Leipzig
Germany
Fax: (49) (341) 6582 198
Phone: (49) (341) 6582 145
E-mail: dehn@mfpa-leipzig.de

Dr. Bärbel Adams | Universität Leipzig
Further information:
http://www.civil.uct.ac.za/iccrrr/

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