Category: Seminars and Conferences
State: Current
02 - 11 May 2018 at 10.30 am

Ferrocement: Analysis, Design and Conservation

Albenga Room at Politecnico or Castello del Valentino

The Course is organized as a tribute to the memory of Pier Luigi Nervi and Guido Oberti

Local Organizing Committee: Prof. Rosario Ceravolo (coord.), Prof. Mario A. Chiorino, Prof. Chiara Calderini, Dr. Erica Lenticchia

Wednesday, 02 May, (10:30 to 12:30 am), DISEG, Aula Albenga.
INAUGURAL ADDRESS with Prof. Mario A. Chiorino, Honorary President of ACI Italy Chapter, and Prof. Grazia Brunetta, Head of R3C.
Prof. Rosario CERAVOLO, POLITECNICO DI TORINO, Deputy Head of R3C. Introduction to the course.
Prof. Antoine E. NAAMAN, UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN. Introduction to Ferrocement.

Thursday, 03 May, (2:30 to 4:30 pm), Valentino Castle, Sala Caccia.
Prof. Antoine E. NAAMAN, UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN. Mechanical properties of Ferrocement.

Friday, 04 May, (2:30 to 4:30 pm), DISEG, Aula Albenga.
Prof. Antoine E. NAAMAN, UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN.
Laboratory Session: Preparation of Ferrocement plate specimens for lab tests.

Monday, 07 May, (2:30 to 4:30 pm), Valentino Castle, Sala Caccia.
Prof. Antoine E. NAAMAN, UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN. Modeling tensile behavior and cracking.
Modeling bending for service and ultimate loads. Design criteria.

Tuesday, 08 May, (2:30 to 4:30 pm), DISEG, Aula Albenga.
Prof. Antoine E. NAAMAN, UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN.
Laboratory Session: Laboratory testing and evaluation of Ferrocement plates in bending.

Wednesday, 09 May, (2:30 to 4:30 pm), Valentino Castle, Sala Caccia.
Prof. Antoine E. NAAMAN, UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN. Simplified design methods for
tension and bending.Advanced materials and concepts. New materials for Ferrocement: FRP
meshes, 3D textiles; advanced matrices, hybrid composites. Cost considerations.

Thursday, 10 May, (9:00 to 13:00 am), Valentino Castle, Salone d’Onore.
Prof. Francesco ROMEO, UNIVERSITÀ ROMA LA SAPIENZA. Flaminio Stadium by Pier Luigi Nervi:
shape resisting design and conservation issues of the Ferrocement's canopy.
Prof. Gianluca RANZI, UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY. Concrete conservation of the Sydney Opera House

Friday, 11 May 10, (9:00 to 13:00 am), Valentino Castle, Salone d’Onore.
Prof. Mario A. CHIORINO and Prof. Rosario CERAVOLO, POLITECNICO DI TORINO. Conservation of
20th century Ferrocement heritage structures. Durability aspects with attention to repair,rehabilitation,
seismic evaluation and assessment.

FINAL ROUND TABLE with Prof. Antoine E. Naaman, Prof. Francesco Romeo, Prof. Gianluca Ranzi,
Prof. Surendra P. Shah, Prof. Marco di Prisco, Prof. Mario A. Chiorino, Prof. Alessandro Fantilli, Dr. Francesco Tondolo and Prof. Rosario Ceravolo.