SCOPE, LOCATION AND DATES

The meeting will be dedicated to the consolidation of the ongoing benchmarking program of WG2, and to the development of recommendations targeted by WG.


Date: Apr 12-13, 2018

Venue: Czech Technical University in Prague (CTU), Thakurova 7, 166 29 Prague 6. Room B168. Walking from Dejvicka metro station (green line A) about 6 minutes. The venue lies about 2 km from historical city centre.

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE
Vít ŠMILAUER*, CTU Prague, Czech Republic
Miguel AZENHA, Univ. of Minho, Portugal
Agnieszka JĘDRZEJEWSKA/, Silesian University of Technology, Poland

* (+420 777 658 774), vit.smilauer@fsv.cvut.cz
TENTATIVE PROGRAM
APR 12, 2018 - WG3 MEETING, INCLUDING RILEM TC-CMS MEMBERS

9.00 | Welcome

9.10 - 10.40 | Block #1: Discussion on “Background document for EN 1992-1-1 ANNEX D – Evaluation of early-age and long-term cracking due to restraint” (#1) “,
Terje Kanstad

10.40-11.00 | Coffee break

11.00-12.00 | Block #2: Discussion on ”Recommendation on Thermo mechanical modelling of massive concrete structures” (#2),
Miguel Azenha


12.00-13.00 | Lunch in canteen Blox, Evropská 11, 10 minutes walking.


13.00-14.00 | Block #3: Discussion on “Determination of the degree of restraint in concrete elements for service life design” (#3),
Agnieszka Jędrzejewska

14.00-14.15 | Coffee break

14.15-15.15 | Block #4: Discussion on “Engineering interpretation of thermo-mechanical simulations of concrete for service life design” (#4), Dirk Schlicke

15:15-15:30 | Coffee break (not necessarily with coffee)

15:30-16:30 | Block #5: Discussion on “Experiences on thermal cracking of massive concrete structures” (#7),
Eduardo Fairbairn & Agnieszka Jędrzejewska

16:30-17:00 | Lab tour, e.g. concrete lab, bulletproof UHP-FRC panels, water management experimental centre, micromechanical lab, NanoSpider

19.00 | Dinner 10 minutes walking, Cesta časem, Na Kocínce 210/3, sponsored by CTU


APR 13, 2018 - WG2 MEETING ON 2ND STAGE OF NUMERICAL BENCHMARK

9.00 | Welcome

9.10-10.40 | Block #1: Discussion on Microscopic benchmark, Ye Guang

10.40-11.00 | Coffee break

11.00-12.30 | Block #2: Discussion on benchmark on Transport properties, Ravi Patel

12.30-13.30 | Lunch in canteen Blox, Evropská 11, 10 minutes walking, sponsored by CTU

13.30-15.00 | Block #3: Discussion on Multiscale benchmark, Bernhard Pichler

15.00-15.15 | Coffee break

15.15-17:00 | Block #4: Discussion on Macroscopic benchmark, Vit Smilauer & Matthieu Briffaut
PACTICAL INFORMATION
Venue at CTU Prague:
Picture below shows the main entrance to CTU (Thákurova 7). Once you enter the building, turn left to room B168, it is located in the basement. There will be arrows for easy orientation as well.

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Meal policy:
The support from COST and CTU allows the local organisation to support coffee breaks, dinner on 12th April and lunch on 13th April. The lunch of 12th April is supported by participants at an estimated price of about 130 CZK (5 EUR) for soup, main dish (7 options including vegetarian) and salads.

Airport -> venue transport:
From airport you may take bus 119 to the end station Nadrazi Veleslavin, 2 metro stops to Dejvicka and walk about 6 minutes to Czech Technical University, see the map.
Buses and metro goes at rush hours at interval less than 6 minutes and the whole route takes <40 minutes. You can buy a single ticket at bus terminal at the airport - the machine accepts credit cards, price is 32 CZK (~1.30 EUR), valid for 90 minutes including changes.

Uber is also available in Prague. With UberPOP, fare from the airport is estimated to be below 300 CZK (~12 EUR) for the city center, or 270 CZK (~11 EUR) to CTU. The ride to city center or CTU takes about 25 minutes. Standard taxi companies charge more, maximum 550 CZK (~22 EUR) to city centre or maximum 450 CZK (~18 EUR) to CTU. It is better to agree on price before you take the standard taxi, in former times several dishonest drivers charged double price (should not be much common today).

Map


Accommodation:
You can select from hundreds of hotels with prices roughly 40-100 EUR/night/single (e.g. www.booking.com gives you a map with prices). Quality and service is generally high. Public transport is excellent and you may accommodate almost anywhere. Known nice hotels within 700­ m walking distance from the venue:

  • Masarykova Kolej, Thákurova 1, Prague
  • Silenzio, Na Karlovce 2565/1b, Prague
  • Hotel DAP, Vítězné náměstí 4/684, Prague
  • Vienna House Diplomat Prague, Evropská 15, Prague