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FRC 2023- Workshop Program at a Glance FRC 2023

Tentative Program Schedule

FRC 2023- Workshop Program at a Glance FRC 2023- Workshop Program at a Glance

Sunday, September 17th
18:00 – 20:00Welcoming party: Registration, Ice breaker with Appetizers and Wine, CAVC Building
Monday, September 18th
7:30 – 17:00REGISTRATION
Start at 8:00 AM
8:15 – 8:30Welcome speech from the Dean, Director, From Bergamo, 2004 to Tempe 2023
8:30 – 9:30PLENARY SESSION,   Chairpersons:
8:30 – 9:00Plenary talk #1 
9:00 – 9:30Plenary talk #2
Parallel sessions
9:30 – 11:00Parallel Session A: Material Properties, 1  Chairpersons:Parallel Session B: Mechanical Characterization, 1 Chairpersons:  
11:00 –11:30Coffee break
11:30 –13:00Parallel Session A: Design specifications for structural applications Chairpersons:Parallel Session B: Durability and Life Cycle Assessment   Chairpersons:
13:00 –14:00Lunch
14:00 –15:30Parallel Session A: Material Properties, 2 Chairpersons:Parallel Session B: Mechanical Characterization, 2 Chairpersons:  
15:30 –16:00Coffee break
16:30 –17:30Parallel Session A: Fatigue, Creep, Fracture, Temperature Effects Chairpersons:    Parallel Session B: Numerical & Computational Modeling, 1 Chairpersons:
19:00 –21:30 PROGRAM:   Dinner
Tuesday, September 19th
8:30 – 9:30PLENARY SESSION  Chairperson:
8:30 – 9:00Plenary talk #3
9:00 – 9:30Plenary talk #4
Parallel sessions
9:30 – 11:00Parallel Session A: Impact, Seismic, Resiliency, Ductility Chairpersons:Parallel Session B: QC, Acceptance Criteria Chairpersons:  
11:00–11:30Coffee break
11:30–13:00Parallel Session A: Numerical & Computational Modeling 2  Chairpersons:Parallel Session B: Structural applications,1 Chairpersons:  
14:00-15:30  Parallel Session A: High Performance FRC Chairmen:Parallel Session B: Structural applications,2 Fatigue, Creep, Fracture, Temperature Effects, 2 Chairmen:
15:30–16:00Coffee break
16:00–17:30Parallel Session A: High Performance FRC Chairpersons:  Parallel Session B: Chairpersons:  
17:30 – 18:30CLOSING SESSION, Perspectives and future developments in FRC Structural applications
20:00–23:00GALA DINNER:
Wednesday, September 20th ISTB-2 Building ASU
These tours will be provided using the signup sheets during the initial welcoming party
9:00 –12:00Workshop A:  Reinforcements for 3-D printing, Lab Tour of ASU 3D printing facilities, Lead Professor Narayanan Neithalath 
9:00 –12:00Workshop B: Working Group on the ACI 544-7R document on the Design of Tunnel Lining 
9:00 — 12:00Lab Tour C1:  Lab tours of ASU Structural and materials Engineering laboratories 
9:00 — 12:00Lab Tour C2: Lab Tour of ASU Center for Solid State Science, Microscopy Facilities 
9:00 — 12:00Lab Tour C3:  Closed Loop testing demonstration 

Important Dates

Program Announcement

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Paper submission (Closed)

Abstract Acceptance, March 15th, 2023

Paper submission: extended to June 15th, 2023, Please contact [email protected] if you need a few days of extension

Papers reviews returned to authors, by August 1st, 2023

Notification of acceptance: August 15th, 2023

Final papers submitted for final review: by September 1st, 2023

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Workshop email: [email protected]

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Email: [email protected]

Aim and Scope

After more than fifty years of research dedicated to the unique material properties, the last two decades have focused on introducing Fiber Reinforced Concrete (FRC) to several building codes as a structural material; this has allowed an increasing use among practitioners in tunnel linings, elevated slabs, precast elements, and other structures. The new prospects for use of FRC include primary reinforcement or hybrid form with rebars, FRP, or welded mesh. Additionally, when sustainability, serviceability, maximum allowable crack width, member size reduction, and stiffness are of concern, tailoring the FRC with enhanced mechanical properties has been demonstrated to be a suitable solution for new or strengthening existing structures, thus extending the service life of structures.

The design focus area was first addressed in 2004 (Bergamo, Italy), and then held nearly once every four years with the second workshop in 2014, (Montreal, Canada), and 2018 in (Desenzano, Italy). The aim is to provide State-of-the-Art on the recent worldwide developments in structural applications of FRC. Presentations of case studies will focus both on structural design and on the description of applications such as beams, columns, ductility-based design, elevated floors, tunnel linings, foundations, industrial slabs, precast elements, bridges and other applications. Special attention will be also devoted to the development of structural codes as well as to the durability of FRC structures by considering the significant reduction of the crack opening provided by fiber reinforcement. This workshop will attempt to bring various sectors of the research community and industry together to promote a cross-fertilization of ideas, new concepts, and structural applications.

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