The structural assessment of existing buildings and infrastructures is becoming a crucial issue in many industrialized countries. Since most of the existing structures have already reached the end of their nominal life, it becomes of fundamental importance to evaluate the actual conditions of the structural elements in order to estimate whether it is possible to extend the use of the structure in safe conditions and in order to predict , if necessary, an optimized strategy of reinforcement interventions.

Corrosion of reinforcement: an important cause of degradation
One of the main causes of degradation in reinforced concrete structures is certainly the corrosion of the reinforcements. The damages caused by corrosion are not always visible to the technicians but the effects on the structural behavior are relevant as they not only cause a reduction in the performance of the structures subjected to static loads but also have repercussions on the seismic behavior (such as localized deformations, reduction of the capacity in resistance and ductility). Therefore knowing how to predict the behavior of infrastructure structures subject to material degradation can help put in place prevention tools designed to mitigate the effects of aging structures.

The day “Capacity Assessment of Corroded Reinforced Concrete Structures” is a study day in which international professionals and academics will present the results of their studies, both experimental and numerical, inherent to the behavior of structural elements in conglomerate armed with reinforcing bars subject to corrosion.

The CACRCS DAY represents a perfect opportunity for exchange on the progress in the field of modeling of structures in reinforced concrete subject to material degradation.

Registration for the event is free and open to engineers, technicians, researchers, academics and professionals. To register please send an e-mail to beatrice.belletti@unipr.it possibly by March 10th 2019.

Authors interested in presenting a work during the CACRCS DAY are invited to submit an abstract of 300 words, in accordance with the theme, by 10 March 2019. The works that will be presented during CACRCS DAY, may be submitted to the Fib Structural review Concrete and, if accepted, will be published in a special issue of Structural Concrete Journal. The documents must follow the format of the journal and must be sent by May 31st 2019.

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