5th International Workshop on Concrete Spalling due to Fire Exposure
Borås, Sweden, 12-13 October 2017
Photo by: Per Rohlén
Controlling the sensitivity of concrete towards its spalling behaviour during fire exposure is one of today’s major issues in the design and construction of concrete structures and infrastructure constructions. Real fires indicated that spalling of concrete can have serious consequences and is a phenomenon which should be taken into account when designing for fire. Recent achievements in concrete mix design have lead to new types of concrete which, besides an increased performance during loading, also have shown a different sensitivity towards spalling. However, the sensitivity towards spalling of a concrete structure is until now not fully understood and more research is needed to control the risk of spalling.
The 5th International Workshop on Concrete Spalling due to Fire Exposure emphasizes on real life experiences and observations, practical applications, experimental and numerical advances as well as structural design. The aim of this workshop is to obtain an overview of the current level of knowledge and to stimulate the discussion between researchers and representatives from industry, authorities and code-making bodies in order to promote the understanding of concrete spalling. Interesting subjects of the workshop are the recent achievements in experimental research and testing for determining the key material properties and underlying processes and its contribution to understanding the global spalling behaviour under various conditions. Of further interests are also the actual advances in numerical modelling of spalling process and structural design when spalling needs to be taken into account. Finally, the workshop will be the platform for practical applications of projects to avoid spalling of concrete.