Lyngby, 13-19 August 2006
Dale Bentz, Ole Mejlhede Jensen,
Konstantin Kovler, Pietro Lura,
Victor Mechtcherine, Jason Weiss
Ole Mejlhede Jensen, Pietro Lura,
Knud Højgaard Foundation
Scope of Course
Advances in concrete technology over the past decades have led to the practical use of concrete with a low water to binder ratio. Furthermore, extensive uses of mineral and chemical admixtures in different combinations have become more popular in the construction practice. Unfortunately, some of these concretes are prone to cracking at an early age, unless special precautions are taken. Proper curing has become a critical issue to utilize the full potential of these novelties, in particular to achieve better performance of such concretes in various environmental and load conditions.
The course is aimed at promoting knowledge transfer from the research lab to the construction site, with the final goal of ensuring an economical, trouble-free structure for the user.
The course consists of connected lectures, written exercises and hands-on laboratory exercises.
In addition, the course includes a professional tour to a construction site. The following subjects
are covered in the course:
• Internal and external moisture curing
• Hydration development
• Heat of hydration
• Autogenous deformation
• Plastic shrinkage
Social activities during the course are planned to promote a stimulating study atmosphere.
Approximately 140 hours corresponding to 5 ECTS points, including the period at DTU, preparatory reading given before the course, and completion of a report after the course.
Notes will be provided before the course.
Evaluation and Diplomas
Diplomas will be issued based on active participation in the entire course.
The participants are expected to have a basic knowledge of concrete technology. All lectures will be given in English.
A course fee of EUR 200 will apply for the entire course, and the fee of single-day participation will be EUR 75 per day. The students will be responsible for travel, meals and accommodation.
See above under "Additional info".
Further Information and Registration
Applicants should register by June 1, 2006. Single-day participation is possible. Further information will be posted at: http://www.rilem.org/events.php or you may contact:
Judith Selk Albertsen, Doctoral Course Secretary
Department of Civil Engineering
Technical University of Denmark
Brovej, Building 118
DK-2800 Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark
Phone: (+45) 45 25 18 32
Fax: (+45) 45 88 32 82
The course precedes the International RILEM Conference on Volume Changes of Hardening Concrete: Testing and Mitigation, Lyngby, 20-23 August 2006. At the conference, experts will present their latest results on autogenous deformation and other cutting edge issues with relation to volume changes of concrete.
Separate time slots at the conference are allocated for PhD-project presentations by participants on the DTU-RILEM Doctoral Course. Participants at the doctoral course are encouraged to use this opportunity to broaden their contacts with the research community and to advertise their PhD project. These PhD presentations do not need to be confined to “Volume Changes of Concrete”.
More information about the conference can be acquired from the secretary of the doctoral course – see overleaf.
DTU-RILEM Series of Doctoral Courses
The Department of Civil Engineering at DTU is hosting this doctoral course on Concrete Curing. The course is the 11th in the series of doctoral courses “Advances in Cement Based Materials” that is devoted to various aspects of modern concrete technology. The series of doctoral courses is organized by visiting researchers and the permanent academic staff at DTU. The planning of the courses is done in cooperation between the Department of Civil Engineering, DTU and RILEM.
Financial Support by the Knud Højgaard Foundation
The Knud Højgaard Foundation was established in 1944 by a donation from the founder of the Danish contractor MT Højgaard A/S. With the aim of promoting research and teaching in concrete technology the Knud Højgaard Foundation has since 1999 financially sponsored the series of doctoral courses “Advances in Cement Based Materials” hosted by DTU.
Scientific Support by RILEM
RILEM is an international union of experts in construction materials, systems and structures with the aim to promote scientific cooperation. RILEM is scientific sponsor for the series of doctoral courses “Advances in Cement Based Materials” hosted by DTU.
All doctoral students registered in the full doctoral course are offered a free 365-day RILEM membership.
More information about RILEM can be found at:
RILEM Secretariat General
157, rue des Blains