International Conference on Creep, Shrinkage and Durability Mechanics of Concrete and Concrete Structures
CONCREEP-9@MIT is the 9th edition of a highly successful conference series on Creep, Shrinkage and Durability Mechanics of Concrete and other Quasi-Brittle Materials, that started more than a half a century ago in Munich (1958,1968), Leeds (1978), Evanston (1986), Barcelona (1993), Cambridge (2001), Nantes (2005), and Ise-Shima (2008). In 2013, the Concreep conference series returns to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, MA. The conference will take place on September 22-25, 2013.
Hosted by the Concrete Sustainability Hub at MIT (http://web.mit.edu/cshub/), CONCREEP-9@MIT will bring together scientists and engineers at the leading edge of research and implementation of innovation related to creep, shrinkage and durability mechanics of concrete and concrete structures. While the main objective of CONCREEP-9@MIT remains true to the original objectives of this conference series, to review and discuss novel efforts in both research and engineering practice on physical origin, prediction and structural effects of time-dependent deformation, we recognize that the development of science-enabled engineering solutions requires an outreach to fields that have classically not been associated with the CONCREEP community. Specifically, through the co-sponsorship of this conference by the Groupement de Recherche International Multi-scale Materials Under the Nanoscope (GDRI, M2UN), we extend the outreach to the community of soft matter scientists, glasses physicists and computational materials scientists. By bringing scientists and engineers together, CONCREEP-9@MIT will continue the tradition of the ConCreep conference series to foster science-enabled engineering of concrete materials and structures as related to creep, shrinkage, and aging of our built infrastructure.
1st Call For Abstract CONCREEP-9@MIT: Deadline December 31, 2012. more>>