LECCO CAMPUS 30th June - 5th July, 2023

Summer school 2023

Textile reinforced concrete: material design and structural behaviour

in collaboration with
CTE – Collegio dei Tecnici della Industrializzazione Edilizia
FIB – International Federation for Structural Concrete

Summer School Lecturers

Barzin Mobasher

Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering,, Ira A. Fulton School of Engineering, Arizona State University.
Main research interests: Constitutive modeling of materials, fracture mechanics, non-destructive testing techniques, experimental stress analysis, biomechanics, composite materials, chemical and mechanical properties of concrete. His research deals with new and improved systems which are environmentally, and economically superior, passing through processing, characterization, modeling, and performance of structural materials. He is member of  American Concrete Institute, and in particular of Committees 446 – Fracture Mechanics, Secretary, 544 – Fiber reinforced Concrete, 549 – Thin section products, 440 – Fiber reinforced plastic Reinforcement.

Marco di Prisco

Full Professor of Structural Design at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Politecnico di Milano. Main research interests: constitutive modeling of plain and fibre reinforced concrete; fracture mechanics, composite materials; theoretical and experimental analysis on reinforcement-concrete interaction basic mechanisms; r/c, p/c, frc structures, prefabricated structures; structural response at exceptional loads; tunnel and bridge safety. Honorary Editor of the European Journal of Environmental and Civil Engineering, member of the editorial board of the J. of Cement and Concrete Composites, member of fib, RILEM and ACI, member of fib presidium, coauthor of the MC2010 chapters on FRC and convener of the Commission TC250/SC2/Wg1/Tg2 to introduce FRC in EC2.

Catherine (Corina) Papanicolaou

Associate Professor & Head of the Structures Division at the Department of Civil Engineering of University of Patras. Main research interests: experimental mechanics of structural materials (e.g. innovative or special-performance concrete and lightweight concrete) under normal environmental conditions but also under detrimental ones, such as fire; mechanical behavior of inorganic matrix composites, with special emphasis on strengthening/rehabilitation applications and prefabrication; optimum design of advanced prefabrication systems. She is a member of International (Rilem, ACI) and Greek Scientific Committees and Associations and the co-Chair of Rilem TC IMC “Durability of Inorganic Matrix Composites used for Strengthening of Masonry Constructions

Gianmarco De Felice

 Full Professor of Technical Construction at the Department of Engineering, Università degli Studi Roma Tre. His research interests include: mechanics of masonry, structural analysis of monuments, evaluation of seismic safety of masonry and reinforced concrete, safety assessment of bridges, testing of historical masonry structures and reinforce technologies, interaction soil-structure, evaluation of the escavation effects on buildings.

Chairman of the Technical Committee TC-Rilem CSM, member of the Management Committee of COST Action “Next Generation Design Guidelines for Composites in Construction”, the International Masonry Society and the National Association of Earthquake Engineering

Summer school Programme



09:00 -10:30 Cement based materials properties
10:30 -11:00 Coffee break
11:00 -12:30 FRCM critical issues
14:30 -16:00 Textile composites: mechanical parameter identification
16:00 -16:30 Coffee break
16:30 -18:00 Durability of the material



09:00 -10:30 Textile material: mortar/fabric interaction
10:30 -11:00 Coffee break
11:00 -12:30 Textile material: impact behavior



09:00 -10:30 FRCM: tests for Italian certification
10:30 -11:00 Coffee break
11:00 -12:30 FRCM Italian Design Guidelines
14:30 -16:00      Main design parameters for the material selection
16:00 -16:30 Coffee break
16:30 -18:00 High temperature behaviour of TRC



09:00 -10:30 Multilayer structures for Industrial building retrofitting
10:30 -11:00 Coffee break
11:00 -12:30 Example of light TRC structures for energy retrofitting
14:30 -16:00 TRM vs. FRP
16:00 -16:30 Coffee break
16:30 -18:00 Strengthening and seismic retrofitting of RC structures with textile composites: behavior and design



09:00 -10:30 Strengthening and seismic retrofitting of masonry structures with textile composites: behavior and design
10:30 -11:00 Coffee break
11:00 -12:30 Strengthening and seismic retrofitting od Concrete structures: examples and case studies

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