Special "Klaas van Breugel" Sessions 


During the SLD4 conference and CONMOD2018 symposium special sessions will be organised on the topic “Concrete Modelling and Material Behaviour” to honour the retirement of Professor Klaas van Breugel.

Klaas van Breugel is professor at Delft University in the chair Concrete Modelling and Materials Behaviour. This chair focuses on the modelling and design of cement-based materials for the use in concrete structures. The modelling concerns the early stage of mixing and casting of the concrete, the hydration process, development of materials properties, hydration-induced volume changes, risk of early-age cracking, degradation processes, transport properties, time-dependent behaviour, ageing of cement-based systems and service life predictions. In view of the design of concrete structures for environmental protection and concrete storage structures special attention is given to liquid tightness and the performance of cement-based materials under extreme load conditions, viz. fire loads, accidental cryogenic loads, impact and blast loads.

For the special sessions which will be organised as part of SLD4 and CONMOD2018 we are looking for contributions on the following topics.

•             Modelling of hydration and microstructure formation.

•             Multi-scale modelling of cement-based materials.

•             Determination of material properties as basis for modelling.

•             Validation of models with experiments.

If you submit an abstract please indicate if this is for the special symposium.