The American Concrete Institute (ACI) is calling for papers to be presented during its Fall 2009 Convention in New Orleans, Nov. 8-12, and Spring 2010
The American Concrete Institute (ACI) is calling for papers to be presented during its Fall 2009 Convention in New Orleans, Nov. 8-12, and Spring 2010 Convention in Chicago, March 21-25. Submissions should include abstracts up to 250 words, plus paper title, author name(s), and contact information.
Prestressed Concrete Reinforcement is an area of primary interest to ACI Committee 423, Prestressed Concrete, which seeks papers for its technical session Minimum Reinforcement Requirements for Prestressed Concrete, scheduled for the ACI Fall 2009 Convention. Possible topics include, but are not limited to, determining cracking moment, the need for minimum reinforcement provisions, reliability of members with excessive minimum reinforcement requirements, and alternative methods to determine minimum reinforcement. Prospective presenters are encouraged to send abstracts to Trey Hamilton at [email protected] by May 1.
Committee 423 also welcomes for the Fall 2009 Convention papers for its technical session Allowable Stresses in Prestressed Concrete Design. Suggested topics include, but are not limited to, the necessity of allowable stress checks (and the given limits) through the presentation of experimental, analytical, or field work. Relevant abstracts are to be sent to Andrea Schokker at [email protected] by May 1.
For the ACI Spring 2010 Convention in Chicago, papers on Blast and Impact Loadings are sought by ACI Committees 370, Short Duration Dynamic and Vibratory Load Effests, and 447, Finite Element Analysis of Reinforced Concrete Structures, for their technical session Behavior of Concrete Structures Subjected to Blast and Impact Loadings. Participants are invited to submit abstracts on topics including, but not limited to, areas of experimental investigations in the behavior of concrete/masonry structures subjected to extreme loading (blast and impact); advanced constitutive models for concrete/masonry subjected to extreme loading and high strain rate; numerical modeling and simulation, with comparison to experimental data; and, practice-oriented applications or examples of extreme loading on concrete structures, as well as case studies of GSA and UFC specifications. Proposals may be submitted to Andrea Chris Conley at [email protected]; Ganesh Thiagarajan at [email protected]; or Eric Williamson at [email protected] by May 15.