SynerCrete'18 Du 24-10-2018 au 26-10-2018


Lieu : Iles Madeires, Portugal

Understanding the complex behaviour of cement-based materials (CBM) and structural concrete during their entire lifecycle demands that researchers transcend approaches based on a single discipline. Interdisciplinary work is known however to bring important challenges in view of the need to combine approaches and methods that are very distinct by nature, as well as enabling adequate communication between scientific fields with different terminologies (sometimes conflicting), different perspectives and different collaboration practices/dynamics.

COST Action TU1404 “Towards the next generation of standards for service life of cement-based materials and structures” has had a strong interdisciplinary focus since its beginning, back in November 2014. This final conference of the Action is precisely focused on interdisciplinary approaches to CBM and structural concrete. Indeed, COST Action TU1404 has brought about significant interdisciplinary collaboration, mostly between material scientists and structural engineers, with involvement of several other disciplines. Bridging between experts in experimental work and experts in numerical simulation has also been a strong focus.

This conference is open to all interested members of the scientific/practising community, regardless of having participated in COST Action TU1404 or not. The focus of the conference is set to communicating, discussing and arousing progresses in research, development and application of CBM and Structural Concrete, which have been attained through combination of expertise from distinct fields of knowledge. Exciting fields of research such as performance-based design, Building Information Modelling and even robotics (e.g. digital fabrication or robotics design) are included, while keeping a focus on multi-scale approaches at time and spatial levels. Specific attention should also be paid to the challenges that are inherent to the combination of different expertise, and the ways through which better management and research collaboration can be achieved in interdisciplinary research projects.

The conference will consist of lectures by researchers and other professionals from a variety of scientific disciplines in works targeted to CBM and Structural Concrete, as well as a selected panel of invited speakers. The conference is intended for researchers and practitioners at any career level who have an interest in deepening knowledge on the targeted subjects.

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  • Contrôle non destructif
  • Comportement physique et mécanique
  • Durabilité
  • Infrastructures
  • Matériaux
  • Modélisation
  • Ouvrages, patrimoine
  • Structures