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SUstainability-driven international/intersectoral Partnership for Education and Research on modelling next generation CONCRETE

Objective

SUPERCONCRETE is a synergetic cross-disciplinary international/intersectoral project addressing theoretical models for next-generation concretes, characterised by a significant sustainability enhancement for the construction industry.

Three advanced concrete classes (CCs) are selected which represent the projects’ key research lines:
- Low-Carbon Concrete (LCC), characterised by non-conventional constituents, often derived from recycling industrial waste or by-products;
- High-Class Concrete (HCC), encompassing materials with enhanced performance in strength, durability;
- Fibre-reinforced Cementitious Composites (FCC), with special features on fibre/textile reinforcement and matrix improvement.

Developing synergetic through-life multi-scale models for these novel materials is the key objective of the SUPERCONCRETE project. Particularly, three transversal modelling issues (MIs) are considered:
- Rheology and Early age, dealing with the various physical and coupled thermo-hygro-chemical phenomena taking place in the first hours after mixing;
- Hardened state and service life, approached by constitutive modelling intended at predicting the instantaneous and long-term behaviour, for both service and ultimate conditions;
- Extreme conditions, based on constitutive theories capable of simulating the response under fire and high temperature exposure.

Each CC and MI is covered by one participant and the interactions among them is based on a matrix-like organisational approach aiming at achieving a true synergistic collaboration among those with specific CC knowledge and the ones bringing in transversal competences on MIs. A further cross-cutting objective aims at defining a “Sustainability Index”, based on its constituents and processes requested for each CC.

SUPERCONCRETE’s final deliverables will be 1) a joint international course on sustainable concretes with 2) an underlying textbook and 3) a web-based platform for interacting with students and practitioners.

Coordinator

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI SALERNO

Address

Via Giovanni Paolo Ii 132
84084 Fisciano Sa

Italy

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 117 000

Participants (6)

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TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT

Netherlands

UNIVERSIDADE DO MINHO

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 108 000

FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 54 000

GESELLSCHAFT FUER MATERIALFORSCHUNG UND PRUEFUNGSANSTALT FUER DAS BAUWESEN LEIPZIG MBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 36 720

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT DARMSTADT

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 117 000

WILHELM ROSER SOHNE GMBH CO. KG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 35 280

Partners (3)

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UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN

UNIVERSIDAD DE BUENOS AIRES

UNIVERSIDADE FEDERAL DO RIO DE JANEIRO

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 645704

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 July 2015

  • End date

    30 June 2019

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.3.3.

  • Overall budget:

    € 504 000

  • EU contribution

    € 468 000

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI SALERNO

Italy