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Slipping Through the Cracks – A Seminar on the Use of Crack Width Requirements in Marine RC 

June 14, 2023

Instead of a CONCRETEFiX this month, please join this seminar/ workshop presentation on Wednesday, 14 June from 16:00 to 17:45.

Hi everyone,

My name is Nicholas Elias, and I have recently completed my MSc (Eng) in Structural Engineering at UCT. My research focused on the effects of using crack width requirements on the durability, cost, and environmental sustainability of marine RC structures.

As part of my research fellowship with the Harry Crossley Foundation, I will be hosting a seminar on my research on the 14th of June, from 16:00 to 17:45. The main aim of the seminar is to see how the findings of my research hold up to practical experience – in order to inspire further research and improve design practices for marine RC structures.

The seminar will be split into two parts as follows:

A 30-minute opening lecture, given by myself, in which I discuss the theory of RC cracking (and its effects on corrosion), the history and development of the current crack width requirements, and the methodology and findings of my research.

A 45-minute workshop/discussion session on the crack width requirements related to real engineering practice. This will involve drawing on the practical experience of the audience to see how the requirements are applied in real designs and whether there is any clear link between the use of the requirements and improved durability in real marine RC structures.

The seminar will be held online – please RSVP to [email protected] for the link.

Hope to see many of you there!

Kind regards,

Nicholas Elias

RSVP to [email protected]


June 14, 2023
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