Round Top, Texas, USA
August 26-27, 2016
(preceding the 11th International Conference on Concrete Pavements)
This workshop aims to bring together experts in concrete materials characterization, mechanics, modeling, and design to critically discuss and develop concepts to address existing limitations, lack of knowledge, and future direction for improvement of concrete pavement with respect to curling and warping issues.
This workshop will be the fourth in a series of fundamental workshops sponsored by the International Society for Concrete Pavements (ISCP). The first in this series of workshops was held in Copper Mountain, Colorado, USA in August 2005. The second in the series of workshops was held in Berkeley, California, USA in August 2008. The third workshop was held in Lac Delage, Quebec, Canada in July 2012.
The theme of the 2016 workshop will be Curling and Warping Issues in Concrete Pavements. All persons with interest in this theme are welcome to participate.
Participants are expected to make a short (10 minutes or less) Powerpoint presentation on a topic related to curling and warping of concrete pavements. These presentations will be grouped with similar topics to help facilitate discussions on the these issues and help shape the future direction of research in this area.
The goal of this workshop is to identify the areas of needed research and their associated objectives as well as identifying the key characteristics of approaches to reach those objectives.
|1pm||Welcome and Introductions - includes goals of this workshop||Dan Zollinger|
|1:30pm||Topic #1: Modeling Curling & Warping Behavior - Includes issues such as stress, strain, and deformation prediction||Julie Vandenbossche|
|4:00pm||Topic #1: Modeling Curling & Warping Behavior , continued||Julie Vandenbossche|
|5:30pm||Adjourn for the day|
|6:30pm||Social Hour and Dinner|
|8:00am||Topic #2: Curling & Warping-Related Experimental Studies - Includes issues such as concrete set, heat of hydration, temperature and moisture transport, curing, etc.||Halil Ceylan|
|10:30pm||Topic #2: Curling & Warping-Related Experimental Studies , continued||Haili Ceylan|
|1:00pm||Topic #3: Characterization of Curling & Warping in Design||Lev Khazanovich|
|4:00pm||Adjourn the workshop and head to San Antonio for the 11th International Conference on Concrete Pavements|
The workshop will be held at the Henkel Square Hall in Round Top, Texas.
The registration fee for the workshop will be USD$175 for ISCP members and USD$225 for non-members. This fee includes breakfast (Saturday), lunch (Saturday), and an evening reception (Friday). Spouses are welcome for meals and can pre-arrange to pay for individual meals.
Several bed and breakfast locations are available in Round Top within walking distance of the Henkel Square Hall. Accommodations are not included in the workshop fees and should be reserved individually.
Hotels are also available about 10-15 miles outside of Round Top in Brenham, La Grange, and Giddings, TX for those that choose to drive in for the workshop each day (daily transportation will not provided).
Transportation from local airports to Round Top will be coordinated through ride sharing of participants when possible. Please indicate your travel plans to the organizers (either when registering or when making travel plans) to help facilitate transportation options.
- Distance from San Antonio International Airport – 131 miles (2 hours 10 minutes)
- Distance from Austin-Bergstrom International Airport – 72 miles (1 hour 15 minutes)
- Distance from George Bush Intercontinental Airport (Houston) – 101 miles (1 hour 40 minutes)
The attire for this workshop will be casual, so please dress for the local weather (typical high temperature of 95F or 35C). This may include shorts, sandals, hats, etc.
About Round Top
Round Top is a small Texas town (population 90) renowned for its antiques shows, music festivals, and theater productions that draw visitors from around the globe throughout the year.
For more information, please contact one of the workshop organizers: