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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.

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-RISE-2014
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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)

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Stevinweg 1
2628 CN Delft
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSIDADE DO MINHO
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 108 000
Address
Largo Do Paco
4704 553 Braga
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION
Spain
EU contribution
€ 54 000
Address
Parque Cientifico Y Tecnologico De Gipuzkoa Paseo Mikeletegi 2
20009 Donostia/san Sebastian (Gipuzkoa)
Activity type
Research Organisations
GESELLSCHAFT FUER MATERIALFORSCHUNG UND PRUEFUNGSANSTALT FUER DAS BAUWESEN LEIPZIG MBH

Participation ended

Germany
EU contribution
€ 36 720
Address
Hans Weigel Strasse 2B
04319 Leipzig
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT DARMSTADT
Germany
EU contribution
€ 117 000
Address
Karolinenplatz 5
64289 Darmstadt
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
WILHELM ROSER SOHNE GMBH CO. KG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 35 280
Address
Felsenstrasse 4
73450 Neresheim
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)

Partners (3)

UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN
United States
Address
South Street 3003 1068
46109 1274 Ann Arbor
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSIDAD DE BUENOS AIRES
Argentina
Address
Calle Viamonte 430
1053 Buenos Aires
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSIDADE FEDERAL DO RIO DE JANEIRO
Brazil
Address
Av Brigadeiro Trompowski Sn 2
21941 590 Rio De Janeiro
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments