July 13-18, 1997
Keauhou Beach Hotel
78-6740 Alii Drive
Kona, Hawaii 96740
Phone: 1-808-322-3441 - Fax: 1-808-322-6586

Dr. Atorod Azizianamini
Department of Civil Engineering
University of Nebraska at Lincoln
1-402-472-5106; Fax: 1-402-472-8934

Conference Co-Chairs:
Dr. David Darwin, University of Kansas
Ph 913-864-3826; Fax: 913-864-3199

Dr. Catherine French, University of Minnesota
Ph 612-625-3877; Fax 612-626-7750

Engineering Foundation Conferences
345 E. 47th Street New York, NY 10017
Telephone: 1-212-705-7836 Fax: 1-212-705-7441
World Wide Web:

Poster Sessions

Sunday, July 13

3:00-6:00 Registration

6:00-7:30 Dinner

7:30-7:45 Opening Remarks

7:45-8:30 Keynote Presentation - Prof. Denis Mitchel
"High Strength Concrete: Design Issues in the Canadian Code"

8:30-10:00 Reception

Monday, July 14

Morning Session

7:00-8:00 Breakfast Buffet

8:00-8:45 Keynote Presentation - Dr. S.K. Ghosh
Portland Cement Association, USA
"Provisions in U.S. Codes Related to High Strength Concrete"

8:45-9:15 Prof. Hiroshi Muguruma
Professor Emeritus, Kyoto University, JAPAN
"Innovation of Precast Pretensioned High-Strength Spun Concrete Pile - Lessons from the 1995 Hyogo-ken Nanbu Earthquake "

9:15-9:45 Mohamed Ali
Cornell University, USA
"Extending ACI 318 to High-Strength Concrete"

9:45-10:15 Coffee Break

10:15-10:45 Dr. David Darwin
University of Kansas, USA
"Splice Strength of Conventional and High Relative Rib Area Bars in High Strength Concrete"

10:45-11:15 Dr. Shamim A. Sheikh
University of Toronto, CANADA
"Earthquake Resistance of 100 Mpa Concrete Columns"

11:15-11:45 Prof. Murat Saatcioglu
University of Ottawa, CANADA
"Behavior and Design of Confined High Strength Concrete Columns"

11:45-12:15 Dr. Yan Xiao
University of Southern California, USA
"Seismic Behavior of High Strength Concrete Short Beams"

12:15-12:45 Dr. Sidney Mindess
University of British Columbia, CANADA
"Cyclic Behavior in Compression of Normal and High Strength Fiber Concrete Reinforced with Steel Spirals"

12:45-2:00 Lunch

2:00-4:30 Ad hoc session and/or free time


6:00-7:30 Dinner

Evening Session

7:30-7:50 Prof. Enrico Spacone
University of Colorado, USA
"Methods for Assessment of Retrofit/Repair Techniques of RC Subassemblage with HPFRC"

7:50-8:10 Dr. Kamran M. Nemati
University of California-Berkeley, USA
"Comparative Study of High Strength Concrete Fracture under Uniaxial and Triaxial Loading"

8:10-8:30 Dr. Long T. Phan
National Institute of Standards and Technology, USA
"Fire Performance of High Strength Concrete: Research Needs"

8:30-8:45 Coffee Break

8:45-9:05 Dr. Silvia Weber
Otto Graf Research Institute, GERMANY
"Internal Curing of High Strength Normalweight Concrete using Lightweight Aggregates"

9:05-9:25 Dr. Haroon Shami
Mineral Resource Technologies, USA
"Use of MRT Blended Hydraulic Cement for High Strength Concrete"

9:25-9:45 Dr. Michael Thomas
University of Toronto, CANADA
"The Use of High Reactivity Metakaolin in High Performance Concrete"

9:45-10:05 Dr. Shondeep Sarkar
Sarkar and Associates, USA
"The Strengthening Mechanism of Silica Fume and Fly Ash in High Strength Concrete - Myth or Reality?"

10:05-11:00 Social Hour

Tuesday, July 15

Morning Session

7:00-8:00 Breakfast Buffet

8:00-8:45 Keynote Presentation - Prof. Robert Park
University of Canterbury, NEW ZEALAND
"High Strength Concrete Related Provisions: New Zealand Perspective"

8:45-9:15 Dr. Atorod Azizinamini
University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA
"Proposed Modifications to ACI 318 Building Code Provisions for Tension Development and Splice Lengths"

9:15-9:45 Prof. Andrzej Ajdukiewicz
Politechnika Slaska, POLAND
"Tests of High-Strength Concrete Precast Heads in Flat Plates"

9:45-10:15 Dr. Minoru Yamada
Kansai University, JAPAN
"High Strength Concrete for Prestressed Concrete"

10:15-10:45 Coffee Break

10:45-11:15 Dr. Shuaib Ahmad
North Carolina State University, USA
"High Early Strength Concrete for Prestressed Concrete Applications"

11:15-11:45 Kenro Mitsui
Takenaka Corporation, JAPAN
"Bottom-up Concreting into Steel Tube Column of High Rise Building with Ultra High Strength Concrete using Silica Fume"

11:45-12:15 Dr. Y.S. Yoon
Samsung Corporation/E&C Group, KOREA
"Practical Use of High-Strength and High-Flowable Concrete to be Filled Inside Steel Tube Columns"

12:15-12:45 Makota Maruta
Kajima Technical Research Institute, JAPAN
"Design and Execution of the Highest R/C Building in Japan"

12:45-2:00 Lunch

No afternoon session

5:00 - 5:45 Social Hour

5:45-7:00 Dinner

Evening Session

7:00-7:20 Dr. Prasada Rao Rangaraju
Purdue University, USA
"A Study on the Potential of an Alkali-Silica Reaction in Systems Containing Condensed Silica Fume"

7:20-7:40 Dr. M.R. Hansen
South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, USA
"High Strength Concrete for Transportation Development of Mixture Proportions"

7:40-8:00 Arun S. Wagh
Argonne National Laboratory, USA
"High Strength Phosphate Ceramic (Cement) using Industrial Byproduct Ashes and Slags"

8:00-8:20 Dr. Stephen J. Foster
University of New South Wales, AUSTRALIA
"Ductility and Strength in HSC Columns"

8:20-8:50 Coffee Break

8:50-9:10 Shuji Yanai
Kajima Technical Research Institute, JAPAN
"Application of High Strength and Self-Compacting Concrete for Continuous Diaphragm Walls"

9:10-9:30 Dr. Bahram M. Shahrooz
University of Cincinnati, USA
"Use of High Performance Concrete for a 116-ft Single Span Box Beam Bridge"

9:30-9:50 Dat Duthinh
National Institute of Standards and Technology, USA
"Sensitivity of Shear Strength of RC Beams to Shear Friction and Concrete Softening"

9:50 - 10:30 Social Hour

Wednesday, July 16

Morning Session

7:00-8:00 Breakfast Buffet

8:00-8:45 Keynote Presentation - Prof. Fumio Watanabe
Kyoto University, JAPAN
"Developments in the Field of High Strength Concrete: Japanese Perspective"

8:45-9:15 Dr. Catherine French
University of Minnesota, USA
"Applications of High Strength Concrete to the Prestressed Bridge Girder Industry"

9:15-9:45 Prof. Mohamed Saafi
Artois University, FRANCE
"Shear Capacity of Reinforced Concrete Beams using Very High Performance Concrete"

9:45-10:15 Dr. Maher Tadros
University of Nebraska-Omaha, USA
"Shear Strength of HPC I-Girder with WWF Reinforcement"

10:15-10:45 Coffee Break

10:45-11:15 Dr. Julio Ramirez
Purdue University, USA
"Shear Strength of High Strength Lightweight Reinforced Concrete Beams"

11:15-11:45 Dr. Keivan Noghabai
Lulea University of Technology, SWEDEN
"Steel Fibre Reinforced HSC Beams in Shear"

11:45-12:15 Douglas F. Burke
Naval Facilities Engineering Service Center, USA
"Performance of Silica Fume Concrete in a Marine Environment"

12:15-12:45 Prof. Hiroshi Noguchi
Chiba University, JAPAN
"Three-Dimensional Nonlinear Finite Element Analysis of RC Interior Beam-Column Joints with Ultra High-Strength Materials"

12:45-2:00 Lunch

2:00-4:30 Ad hoc discussions and/or free time


6:00-7:30 Dinner

Evening Session

7:30-7:50 Prof. Jin-Keun Kim
Korea Advanced Inst.of Science and Technology, KOREA
"The Behavior of Concrete Columns with Interlocking Spirals"

7:50-8:10 Dr. Junichi Kadoriku
Chimizu Corporation, JAPAN
"Equation for Bond Splitting Strength of Lapped Splices in High-Strength Reinforced Concrete Members"

8:10-8:30 Dr. Nasr-Eddine Koutchoukali
University of Missouri-Rolla, USA
"Effect of Concrete Strength on the Behavior of RC Beams"

8:30-8:50 S. Attaalla
Structural Research and Analysis Corporation, USA
"Seismic Shear Performance of Reinforced High Strength Concrete Beam-Column Connections"

8:50-9:05 Coffee Break

9:05-9:25 Dr. Mikael Hallgren
Royal Institute of Technology, SWEDEN
"Punching Shear of High and Normal Strength Concrete Slabs - Finite Element Analysis and Modified Mechanical Model"

9:25-9:45 Masaru Teraoka
Fujita Corporation, JAPAN
"Behavior of Interior Beam-and-Column Subassemblages in an RC Frame"

9:45-10:05 Prof. Y.L. Mo
National Cheng Kung University, TAIWAN
"Seismic Performance Behavior of Prestressed Concrete Beam-Column Joints"

10:05-11:00 Social Hour

Thursday, July 17

Morning Session

7:00-8:00 Breakfast Buffet

8:00-8:45 Keynote Presentation - Dr. S.P. Shah
Northwestern University, USA
"Material Aspects of High Strength Concrete"

8:45-9:15 Dr. A. Al-Hussaini
University of Westminster, UK
"Properties and Creep of High Strength Concrete"

9:15-9:45 Dr. Dicky R. Munaf
Institut Teknologi Bandung, INDONESIA
"Variation on the Mechanical Properties of High Strength Concrete due to Hot Climate Environment"

9:45-10:15 Dr. ing. Gro Markeset
Norwegian Defence Construction Service, NORWAY
"Reinforced HSC Slabs Exposed to Impact Loading"

10:15-10:45 Coffee Break

10:45-11:15 Dr. J.A. Tinker
University of Leeds, UK
"Thermal Performance of Concretes including HSC"

11:15-11:45 Dr. Pierre Rossi
"High Performance Multimodal Fiber Reinforced Cement Composites"

11:45-12:15 Prof. Nabil Grace
Lawrence Technological University, USA
"Use of CFRP Composite with High Strength Concrete in Bridges"

12:15-12:45 Prof. M. di Prisco
Dipartimento di Ingegneria Atrutturale, ITALY
"On the Evaluation of the Characteristic Length in High Strength Concrete"

12:45-2:00 Lunch

Afternoon Session

2:00-2:20 Prof. Sofia M.C. Diniz
Federal University of Minas Gerais, BRAZIL
"Strength, Ductility, and Reliability of HSC Columns"

2:20-2:40 Dr. Daniel C. Jansen
Northwestern University, USA
"Shear Crack Initiation and Growth in Reinforced Concrete Beams using Full Field Digital Imaging"

2:40-3:00 Prof. Dante Galeota
Universita dell' Aquila, ITALY
"High Strength Concrete Beams Subjected to Shear"

3:00-3:20 Christina Claeson
Chalmers University of Technology, SWEDEN
"Behavior of Slender Reinforced High Strength Concrete Columns Subjected to Eccentric Loading"

Evening Social

5:00- until end Traditional Hawaiian Luau , sponsored by Engineering Foundation

Friday, July 18

Morning Session

7:00-8:00 Breakfast Buffet

8:00-8:45 Keynote Presentation - Dr. J.G.M. van Mier
Delft University of Technology, NETHERLANDS
"Fundamental Aspects of Mechanical Behaviour of HSC: The European Approach"

8:45-9:15 Jaime Moreno
Cement Technology Corporation, USA
"High Strength Concrete from Low Water Demand Cement"

9:15-9:45 M. Myint Lwin
Washington State Department of Transportation, USA
"High Performance Concrete for the New Lacey V. Murrow Floating Bridge"

9:45-10:15 Eric Dallaire
University of Sherbrooke, CANADA
"The Sherbrooke Reactive Powder Concrete Footbridge"

10:15-10:45 Coffee Break

10:45-11:05 Knut Hove
Det Norske Veritas, NORWAY
"Effects of Water Pressures on Deep Water Concrete Design"

11:05-11:25 Ms. Pascale Callec
"Optimisation of HPC Mix Design: An innovative solution for a better use of concrete"


12:00 - 2:00 Lunch and departure

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Kona, Hawaii
July 13, 18, 1997

Monday, July 14

Session I 4:30-6:00

Prof. Hiroshi Noguchi, Chiba University, JAPAN
"Finite Element Analysis of Shear Behavior of RC Members with High Strength Materials"

Dr. Sergio M.R. Lopes, University of Coimbra, PORTUGAL
"Penetration Resistance Tests on High Strength Concrete"

Prof. Linhai Han, Harbin University of Architecture and Civil Engineering,PEOPLES REPUBLIC OF CHINA
"Ductility and Strength of High Strength Concrete Filled Steel Tubes Subjected to Axial Compression"

Dr. Mikael Hallgren, Royal Institute of Technology, SWEDEN
"High Strength Concrete Beams Subjected to Impulse Load"

Dr. John J. Schemmel, University of Arkansas, USA
"High Strength Concrete for Pavement Patching"

Dr. R. Sri Ravindrarajah, University of Technology, AUSTRALIA
"Effects of Binder Type on Drying Shrinkage of High-Strength Concrete with Expanded Polystyrene Aggregate"

Professor Fumio Watanabe, Kyoto University, JAPAN
"Failure mechanism of confined high strength concrete"

Dat Duthinh, National Institute of Standards and Technology, USA
"Design of High Strength Concrete Nodes by the Strut-and-Tie Method"

Prof. I-Kuang Fang, Nation Cheng Kung University, TAIWAN
"High Strength Concrete Beams under Combined Torsion, Bending, and Shear"

Dr. Yan Xiao, University of Southern California, USA
"Cyclic Flexural and Shear Behavior of High Strength Concrete Columns"

Dr. Maher Tadros, University of Nebraska-Omaha, USA
"A New Hybrid Joist System"

Dr. Keivan Noghabai, Lulea University of Technology, SWEDEN
"Modeling the Effect of Corrosion on Bond of Deformed Bars in Concrete"

Dr. Hitoshi Shiohara, Building Research Institute, JAPAN
"Analysis of Joint Shear Failure of High Strength Reinforced Concrete Interior Beam-to-Column Joint"

Dr. Dajin Liu, Gannett Fleming, Inc., USA
"Constitutive Modeling of Fiber Reinforced High Strength Concrete"

Wednesday, July 16

Session II 4:30-6:00

Kenneth Snyder, National Inst. of Standards and Technology, USA
"Early Time Cement Paste Hydration at High Relative Humidity"

J.I. Urreta, Labein Technological Research Centre, SPAIN
"Influence of the Percentage Variability of the Crushed Aggregate Filler in the HSC Development"

J.I. Urreta, Labein Technological Research Centre, SPAIN
"Mix Optimization of HSC for Crushed Aggregate using Multi-Variable Regression"

Huizhen Lian, Tsinghua University, CHINA
"A Special Purpose Cement for Improving Workability of HPC"

R.I. Kinash, Lviv Polytechnic State University, UKRAINE
"Research into Physiocomechanical Characteristics of High Strength Concrete on the Basis of Particularly Rapid-Hardening Cement"

Dr. Parviz Soroushian, Michigan State University, USA
"Control of Restrained Shrinkage Cracking in High Strength Concrete with Specialty Cellulose Fibers"

Dr. Alfred B.O. Soboyejo, Ohio State University, USA
"Probabilistic Modeling of Creep and Shrinkage in Concrete"

Prof. Ridwan Suhud, Institut Teknologi Bandung, INDONESIA
"Behavior of High Strength Concrete based on Gap-Grading of Coarse Aggregate"

Dr. J.J. Brooks, University of Leeds, UK
"Elasticity, Creep and Shrinkage of High Strength Concrete"

Douglas F. Burke, Naval Facilities Engineering Service Center, USA
"Ford Island Bridge at Pearl Harbor Hawaii"

Dr. Maher Tadros, University of Nebraska-Omaha, USA
"Time Dependent Effects in Prestressed Concrete Composite Bridge Members"

Prof. J.I. Barroso de Aguiar, Universidade de Minbo, PORTUGAL
"Mix design methods of high performance concretes"

Prof. Farhad Ansari, New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA
"Development of Very High Early Strength Concrete for Pavement Repair Applications"

Dr. Piet Stroeven, Delft University, Netherland
" Aspects of a Computer-Simulation Approach to the Design of HSC

Dr. Atorod Azizinamini, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA
"Non-linear Time History Analysis of Buildings with High Strength Concrete Filled Tube Columns"

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