Interact Project launched

We are pleased to announce that the INTERACT project has officially launched. Thanks to the participants and their contributions to the kickoff meeting held at ULB in Brussels at January 22nd, 2019.

This was the schedule of the full-day meeting:

Welcome of the participants R42.5.110
Stéphanie Staquet (ULB): Introduction and status of the project
Session 1
Shiju Joseph (KUL): Initial results on the reaction kinetics of alkali activated slag/fly ash blends
Ruben Snellings (VITO): Measurement of degree of hydration of amorphous materials using XRD-PONKCS analysis
Karel Lesage (UGent): Rheological interests and possible interactions
Coffee break
Session 2
Siva Uppalapati (KUL): Early-age behaviour of alkali-activated slag/fly-ash blends
Brice Delsaute (ULB): Recent development in monitoring and modeling of early age properties of concrete
Jérôme Carette (ULB): Early-age COncrete Behaviour with INorganic polymer binDer, the ECOBIND project: review and prospects
Open discussion
Lunch break
Session 3
Bernhard Pichler (TUWien): From Microstructure to Macroproperties: Prediction of Elasticity, Creep, and strength of Cement Paste, Mortars, and Concretes
Arnaud Deraemaeker (ULB): Monitoring early age and long term mechanical properties of concrete using ultrasonic testing with embedded piezoelectric transducers
Open discussion on future actions and closing of the kick-off