CONCRETE PLATFORM - 19TH & 20TH APRIL 2007,
WELLINGTON PARK HOTEL, BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND, UK








QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY OF BELFAST
 & UNIVERSITY OF LIVERPOOL


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Prior to After
15th of February 2007 - £30.00
15th of February 2007 - £50.00

Please send your registration fee to:
Mrs. Roslyn Barnes
Centre for Built Environment Research
School of Planning, Architecture and Civil Engineering
Queen's University Belfast
Northern Ireland
United Kingdom
BT7 1NN

Tel: +44 (0)28 9097 4298
Fax: +44 (0)28 9066 3754
Email: cber@qub.ac.uk

 


Non-destructive Testing and Monitoring of Structural Concrete

18 April 200, Queen's University of Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK,
Room 1007, David Keir Building

Announcement and Invitation
Sponsored by Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, UK
&Amphora Non-destructive Testing Limited, Northern Ireland

Organised by Queen's University Belfast, U.K. & City University London, U.K.

Background
Concrete was once regarded as a durable material with no need of maintenance. However, it is now generally accepted that structural concrete does not have an indefinite life, i.e., it deteriorates with time. Although various mechanisms can cause the deterioration of concrete structures, they are related to the permeation properties of the cover concrete, i.e. cover concrete can be considered as the first line of defence against the penetration of aggressive substances into the concrete and any of the consequential physico-chemical deterioration processes. Therefore, various efforts have been made to develop test methods for measuring the permeability of cover concrete both in the laboratory and on site. With increasing cases of pre-mature deterioration of concrete structures reported, methods which can measure all the permeation properties (such as absorption, gas permeability, water permeability and ion diffusion) are essential. In the context of improving the durability of concrete structures these tests should be capable of measuring these properties both in the laboratory and in situ.

This workshop will present a state-of-the-art report on various non-destructive testing techniques and monitoring methods, including the 'Autoclam Permeability System', 'Limpet Pull-off Test, 'Permit Ion Diffusion Test' and 'Fibre Optic Sensor Systems'. The possibility of using these instruments for improving the durability of concrete structures in will be highlighted.

Objectives
The objectives of the workshop are:
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to highlight mechanisms of deterioration of concrete structures and establish the relevance of in situ permeation measurements for assessing the durability.
=> to review various methods of measuring permeation properties of concrete and highlight their advantages and disadvantages.
=>to introduce novel in situ test methods developed in the U.K. to measure the permeation properties of concrete.
=>to demonstrate the benefits of measuring permeation properties of concrete for the assessment of concrete durability for a range of practical situations.
=>to introduce novel fibre-optic based monitoring systems to assist in health monitoring of reinforced concrete structures.

In order to achieve these objectives, the workshop will be held jointly between Queen's University Belfast and City University London, UK.

The organising committee invites your participation at the workshop. The workshop is free to those who are registering for the Concrete Platform2007 international conference. Others are requested to pay a registration fee to meet the cost of refreshments and a copy of the proceedings. The registration fee is as follows:

Prior to After
15th of February 2007 - £30.00
15th of February 2007 - £50.00

Registration fee includes attendance at workshop sessions, morning coffee and afternoon tea, lunch and a copy of the workshop proceedings on a CD-Rom.

DOWNLOAD FORMS: REGISTRATION FORM | PAYMENT FORM

Please send your registration fee to:
Mrs. Roslyn Barnes
Centre for Built Environment Research
School of Planning, Architecture and Civil Engineering
Queen's University Belfast
Northern Ireland
United Kingdom
BT7 1NN

Tel: +44 (0)28 9097 4298
Fax: +44 (0)28 9066 3754
Email: cber@qub.ac.uk

 
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