Computational Modelling of Concrete and Concrete Structures, March 24-27, 2014, St. Anton am Alberg, Austria

Objectives


EURO-C 2018 continues the series of conferences on computational methods and numerical models for the analysis of concrete and concrete structures. EURO-C 2018 will be dedicated to Nenad Bicanic († 2016), who was one of the founding fathers of the EURO-C Conference series and a master of computational modelling of concrete. Nenad was a great personality, a warm-hearted colleague, and a dear friend. Ever since the first Conference in 1984 in Split, Croatia, he always was curious about new trends in computational modelling and had pleasure in bringing together the concrete mechanics community by organizing unforgettable sessions, such on the “Bier Stub’n” discussions and skiing races.

Based upon the success of the first conference and its subsequent amalgamation with the Delft Concrete Mechanics Colloquia, the series of EURO-C conferences continued with venues always located in the Austrian Alps, such as in Zell am See (1990), Innsbruck (1994), Bad Gastein (1998), St. Johann im Pongau (2003), Mayrhofen in Zillertal (2006), Rohrmoos/Schladming (2010), and St. Anton am Arlberg (2014). EURO-C 2018 will be organised in Bad Hofgastein.

Keeping the spirit of this long-standing tradition, EURO-C 2018 is aiming to bring together researchers and engineers involved in computational modelling of cementitious materials to review and discuss research advancements and to assess the applicability and robustness of methods and models for the analysis of concrete, (fibre-)reinforced and prestressed concrete structures, as well as masonry structures in engineering practice. Recent developments include novel discretisation methods and consideration of micro-structural aspects within multi-field and multi-scale settings. Overall computational robustness of numerical predictions and mathematical rigour have further increased, implying the need for validation and respective experimental programmes. 

The organisers hope that EURO-C 2018 will continue to identify those research results and concepts which have proved to be robust, permitting a reliable, high-quality analysis and design of concrete structures, assessment of the serviceability and safety of such structures and adoption in codes of practice or recommendations.