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SEC 2015 SHRINK-SWELL PROCESSES IN SOILS CLIMATE AND CONSTRUCTION

Overview


Organizers :IFSTTAR;Cerema, Ponts Formation Conseil
Date : June 18-19
Location : IFSTTAR in Marne La Vallée - France
Expected number of participants : 100-250
Nature of participants : researchers, engineers, geologists
Keywords :shrinkage, swelling, soils, drought
Keynote speakers :
  • JP Magnan, IFSTTAR, France
  • D. Cameron, University of South Australia, Australia
  • S. Dessouky, University of Texas, USA

Summary

The SEC 2015 International Symposium, which will be held on 18 and 19 June 2015 in Marne-la-Vallée, following SEC 2008, is devoted to the shrinkage and expansion of soils. These phenomena are one of the major causes of damages to individual houses and may produce effects on more important and apparently more robust infrastructures. Drought periods in temperate countries and significant rainfalls in drier countries are often the origin of these damages. Nevertheless, appropriate construction techniques are able to efficiently protect constructions from the effects of climate on water content variations in soils. This Symposium is meant as a privileged place, where researchers and engineers from various countries can present their works and share their knowledge and expertise.

Three mains topics of the symposium: Behaviour of clayey soils; Conception, behaviour and repair of buildings and of transport infrastructures; Influence of climate, characterisation of hazard, national experience.

Technical exhibition during the 2 days symposium

More information

For more information, you can visit the website.

Contact: severine.beaunier@enpc.fr

Key outcomes

This Symposium was a privileged place, where researchers and engineers from various countries could present their works and share their knowledge and expertise. Discussions focused on the problem of shrinkage and swelling of clayey soils due to climate variations.

This phenomenon causes considerable damages on buildings (single houses and infrastructures). Some appropriate construction techniques were showned in order to protect constructions from the effects of climate on water content variations in clayey soils.

Report

Proceedings and posters of the conference will soon be available on the website.

You will find hereunder the report of the side event.