8th Scientific-Technical Conference on Material Problems in Civil Engineering

DAY 1   22 June 2015,  Monday

10:00 - 11:00    Registration  -  "Kotłownia" Conference Hall

11:00 - 11:30    Conference opening ceremony

Professor Kazimierz Furtak, Rector of the Cracow University of Technology (CUT), Head of the Civil Engineering Commission, Polish Academy of Sciences, Cracow Branch

Professor Tadeusz Tatara, Dean of the Faculty of Civil Engineering, CUT

Professor Jacek Śliwiński, Head of the Institute of Building Materials and Structures, CUT

Professor Kazimierz Przybylski, Head of the Ceramics Science Commission, Polish Academy of Sciences, Cracow Branch

Professor Lech Czarnecki, Chairman of the Scientific Committee, Scientific Secretary of the Building Research Institute

11:30 - 12:00     Plenary Session

Chairperson:     Jacek Śliwiński

Plenary paper:  Material problems in civil engineering: ideas-driving forces-research arena - Lech Czarnecki, Izabela Hager, Tomasz Tracz

12.00-14:00     Session I: Special and new generation concretes

Chairpersons:  Lech Czarnecki, Jan Małolepszy

12:00-12:10     Importance of atomic composition and moisture content of cement based composites in neutron radiation shielding - Tomasz Piotrowski, Michał Mazgaj, Andrzej Żak, Janusz Skubalski

12:10-12:20    Mineral composition of heavy aggregates for nuclear shielding concrete in relation to alkali-silica reaction - Daria Jóźwiak-Niedźwiedzka, Karolina Gibas, Andrzej M. Brandt, Michał A. Glinicki, Mariusz Dąbrowski, Piotr Denis

12:20-12:30    Mechanical properties of shielding concrete with magnetite aggregate subjected to high temperature - Elżbieta Horszczaruk, Paweł Sikora, Paweł Zaporowski

12:30-12:40    Properties of the thirty years old concrete in unfinished Żarnowiec Nuclear Power Plant - Karolina Gibas, Michał A. Glinicki, Daria Jóźwiak-Niedźwiedzka, Mariusz Dąbrowski, Grzegorz Nowowiejski, Michał Gryziński

12:40-12:50    Properties of concretes with natural aggregate improved by RCA addition - Wojciech Kubissa, Roman Jaskulski, Artur Koper, Jacek Szpetulski

12:50-13:00    Water demand of concrete recycled aggregates - Jacek Kubissa, Marcin Koper, Włodzimierz Koper, Wojciech Kubissa, Artur Koper

13:00-13:10    Study of the physico-mechanical properties of a recycled concrete incorporating admixtures by the means of NDT methods - Belagraa Larbi, Meddah Abdelaziz, Beddar Miloud 

13:10-13:20    Comparison of two alkali-activated systems: mechanically activated fly ash and fly ash-blast furnace slag blends - Nataša Marjanović, Miroslav Komljenović, Zvezdana Baščarević, Violeta Nikolić

13:20-13:30    Production of durable self-compacting concrete using ladle furnace slag (LFS) as filler material - Kosmas K. Sideris, Christos Tassos, Alexandros Chatzopoulos

* Influence of the physicochemical properties of Portland cement on the strength of reactive powder concrete - Tomasz Zdeb


14:00 - 15:00     Lunch "GIL" Gallery

15:00 - 17:00     Session II:  Properties of ordinary and lightweight concretes

Chairpersons:   Jan Deja, Zbigniew Rusin    

15:00-15:10   Analysis of destructive processes in unloaded early-age concrete with the acoustic emission method - Magdalena Bacharz, Barbara Goszczyńska, Wiesław Trąmpczyński

15:10-15:20    Effect of selected admixtures on the properties of ordinary concrete - Anna Kotwa

15:20-15:30    Influence of superplasticizer on porosity structures in hardened concretes - Aneta Nowak-Michta

15:30-15:40    The influence of concrete composition on Young's modulus - Krystian Jurowski, Stefania Grzeszczyk

15:40-15:50    Concrete strength development function according to MC 2010 in the light of tests - Janusz Mierzwa

15:50-16:00    Effect of lightweight aggregate on minimizing autogenous shrinkage in Self-Consolidating Concrete - Maria Kaszyńska, Adam Zieliński

16:00-16:10    Properties of autoclaved aerated concrete with halloysite under industrial conditions - Zdzisława Owsiak, Anna Sołtys, Przemysław Sztąboroski, Monika Mazur

16:10-16:20    Fracture energy of foamed concrete based on three-point bending test on notched beams - Marcin Kozłowski, Marta Kadela, Alfred Kukiełka

16:20-16:30   Effect of incorporating blast furnace slag and natural pozzolana on compressive strength and capillary water absorption of concrete - Walid Deboucha, Mohamed Nadjib Oudjit, Abderrazak Bouzid, Larbi Belagraa

* The effect of lightweight aggregate water absorption on the reduction of water-cement ratio in fresh concrete - Lucyna Domagała


17:00 - 17:30    Coffee break    

17:30 - 19:00  Session III: Material modelling and new test methods    

Chairpersons:    Jerzy Pamin, Daria Jóźwiak-Niedźwiedzka    

17:30-17:40    A method of analyzing the porous microstructure in air-entrained concrete on the basis on 2D image analysis - Jerzy Wawrzeńczyk, Wioletta Kozak

17:40-17:50    Numerical modeling mechanical delamination in laminated glass by XFEM - Jan Jaśkowiec

17:50-18:00    Frequency analysis for EIS measurements in autoclaved aerated concrete constructions - Sanita Rubene, Martins Vilnitisa, Juris Noviks

18:00-18:10    Dimensional analysis can improve equations of the model - Aleksander Matuszak

18:10-18:20    Numerical analysis of stress distribution in concrete around corroding rebar - Piotr Pluciński

18:20-18:30    Implementation of pore microstructure model generator and pore space analysis tools - Roman Putanowicz

* Assessment of concrete susceptibility to fire spalling: A report on the state-of-the-art in testing procedures - Katarzyna Krzemień, Izabela Hager

* Role of polyfunctional admixture based on silica fume and carbon nanotubes in forming the structure of gypsum cement composition - Olesya Izryadnova, Grigory Yakovlev, Lilya Nurieva, Stanislav Sychugov, Grigory Pervuchin


Directly after the Session III: "Ice-breaking evening" - CUT Campus, Warszawska Street 24

Building Institute of Building Materials and Structures




DAY 2   23 June 2015,  Tuesday

 9:00- 11:00    Session IV: Mineral additives and organic admixtures  – part 1

Chairpersons: Miroslav Komljenovic, Izabela Hager

9:00-9:10      The influence of limestone and Al2O3 content in the slag on the performance of the composite cements - Sylwia Kucharczyk, Maciej Zajac, Jan Deja

9:10-9:20      Mechanical properties of concrete mortar based on mixture of CRT glass cullet and fluidized fly ash - Paweł Walczak, Jan Małolepszy, Manuela Reben, Karol Rzepa

9:20-9:30      Development of microstructure of the fly ash aerated concrete in time - Rostislav Drochytka, Ester Helanová

9:30-9:40      The effect of lime and cellulose ether on selected properties of plastering mortar - Edyta Spychał

9:40-9:50    Anhydrite and gypsum compositions modified with ultrafine man-made admixtures - Grigory Yakovlev, Irina Polyanskikh, Galina Fedorova, Anastasiia Gordina, Aleksandr Buryanov

9:50-10:00    The influence of chosen factors on rheological properties of cement paste - Alina Kaleta, Stefania Grzeszczyk

10:00-10:10   Stability of air-content in the case of innovative air-entraining Portland multicomponent cement - Beata Łaźniewska-Piekarczyk, Janusz Szwabowski

10:10-10:20   The influence of the chemical structure of polycarboxylic superplasticizers on their effectiveness in cement pastes - Elżbieta Janowska-Renkas

10:20-10:30   Effect of chalcedony dust on ASR in mortars of reactive aggregate - Zdzisława Owsiak, Agnieszka Mazur

The influence of low-hard dispersed additives on impact strength of concrete - Alexey Kharitonov, Marina Korobkova, Olga Smirnova

The influence of lithium carbonate on phase composition of calcium aluminate cement paste - Małgorzata Niziurska, Jan Małolepszy, Grzegorz Malata


11:00 - 11:30     Coffee break

11:30-13:00    Session V: Mineral additives and organic admixtures – part 2

Chairpersons: Hans-Carsten Kühne, Mariusz Jaśniok

11:30-11:40    Sulphate attack resistance of cement with zeolite additive - Jan Małolepszy, Ewelina Grabowska

11:40-11:50    The effect of dolomite additive on cement hydration - Miłosz Szybilski, Wiesława Nocuń-Wczelik

11:50-12:00    The influence of gaize addition on sulphate corrosion of CEM II/A and CEM II/B cements - Jan Małolepszy, Piotr Stępień

12:00-12:10    Properties of cement mortars modified with ceramic waste fillers - Wioletta Jackiewicz-Rek, Kamil Załęgowski, Andrzej Garbacz, Benoit Bissonnette

12:10-12:20  The properties of cement pastes and mortars processed with some heavy metal nitrates containing solutions - Wiesława Nocuń-Wczelik, Barbara Trybalska, Sylwia Dziub

12:20-12:30  The effect of nanosilica and titanium dioxide on the mechanical and self-cleaning properties of waste-glass cement mortar - Paweł Sikora, Elżbieta Horszczaruk, Teresa Rucińska

* The influence of methylcellulose on the hydration process of C3S, C3A and mixture of these phases - Paweł Pichniarczyk

* Assessment of mortar shrinkage in aspect of organic and inorganic modifiers use - Małgorzata Lenart


13:00 - 14:00     Lunch "GIL" Gallery    

14:00 - 16:00 VI Session: Durability and environmental impact

Chairpersons: Maria Kaszyńska, Ulrich Diederichs

14:00-14:10    Basic characteristics of concrete durability as the criteria for curing classes selection according to EN 13670:2009 - Katarzyna Łaskawiec, Małgorzata Piotrowicz, Piotr Romanowski, Piotr Woyciechowski

14:10-14:20    Durability of mortars containing ground granulated blast-furnace slag in acid and sulphate environment - Paweł Łukowski, Ali Salih

14:20-14:30    The effect of exposition conditions on the durability of cement concrete with dolomite aggregate sourced near Kraków, Poland - Dominika Dębska

14:30-14:40    Durability of air entrained cement mortars under combined sulphate and freeze-thaw attack - Wojciech Piasta, Julia Marczewska, Monika Jaworska

14:40-14:50    Air pollution as an important factor in construction materials deterioration in Slovak Republic - Martina Ivaskova, Peter Kotes, Miroslav Brodnan

14:50-15:00    Effect of microstructure on frost durability of rock in the context of diagnostic needs - Zbigniew Rusin, Przemysław Świercz, Zdzisława Owsiak

15:00-15:10    Studies on the effect of a limited polarization range of reinforcement on impedance spectra shapes of steel in concrete - Mariusz Jaśniok

15:10-15:20    Influence of rapid changes of moisture content in concrete and temperature on corrosion rate of reinforcing steel - Tomasz Jaśniok, Mariusz Jaśniok

15:20-15:30    Influence of salting mineral materials on the development of fungi - Elżbieta Stanaszek-Tomal, Teresa Stryszewska

* Fire resistance increase of structural steel through the modification of its chemical composition - Mariusz Maślak, Ryszard Skiba

* Effect of the fibre geometry on the flexural properties of reinforced steel fibre refractory concrete - Abdelaziz Meddah, Larbi Belagraa, Miloud Beddar


16:00 - 16:30   Coffee break

16.30 - 18:00    Session VII: Ecological, historical and economical aspects of building materials

Chairpersons:  Paweł Łukowski, Tomasz Kisilewicz

16:30-16:40    Solidification of hazardous waste with the aim of material utilization of solidification products - Jakub Hodul, Božena Dohnálková, Rostislav Drochytka

16:40-16:50   Research methods adopted for evaluation of the condition of the building materials used in construction of the masonry structures on the site of the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum in Oświęcim - Teresa Stryszewska, Stanisław Kańka, Agnieszka Żydzik-Białek

16:50-17:00    Water tower materials experimental investigations and technical condition assessment after 55 years of exploitation - Marcin Dyba, Łukasz Ślaga

17:00-17:10    Development of grout for additional seal embankment dams - Magdaléna Kociánová, Vít Černý, Rostislav Drochytka

17:10-17:20    Analysis of rheological phenomena in reinforced concrete cross- section of Rędziński Bridge pylon based on in situ measurements - Łukasz Bednarski, Rafał Sieńko, Tomasz Howiacki

17:20-17:30    Applications of aluminium and concrete composite structures - Maciej Szumigała, Łukasz Polus

* Methodology of cost parameter estimation for modern methods of construction based on wood - Mária Kozlovská, Zuzana Struková, Pavol Kaleja


18:00-19:00    Plenary meeting of the Scientific Committee

19:30 Conference Dinner "Kawaleria" Restaurant Gołębia St. 4

Please confirm your attendance to the Dinner at the conference desk at your arrival SVP    



DAY 3    24 June 2015, Wednesday

9:00-11:00 Session VIII: Polymers and asphalts – properties, modification, behaviour – part 1

Chairpersons:  Rostislav Drochytka, Lucyna Domagała

9:00-9:10     The evaluation of SMA mixture properties with the surface-active agent in WMA technology - Grzegorz Mazurek, Karol Nowakowski

9:10-9:20      The impact of one-, two- and three-component hydraulic road binder on the properties of the hydraulically bound mixture - Przemysław Buczyński, Maciej Lech

9:20-9:30      Determination of tensile properties of selected building sealants in combination with High-pressure Compact Laminate (HPL) - Pavel Liška, Barbora Nečasová, Jiří Šlanhof, Martina Šimáčková

9:30-9:40      The examination of the Glass Fiber Reinforced Polymer composite rods in terms of the application for concrete reinforcement - Bogusław Jarek, Aleksandra Kubik

9:40-9:50      Determination of adhesion of silyl modified polymer adhesives to wooden façade cladding – case study - Barbora Nečasová, Barbora Kovářová, Pavel Liška, Jiří Šlanhof

9:50-10:00    Multivariate optimization of recycled road base cold mixtures with foamed bitumen - Anna Chomicz-Kowalska, Krzysztof Maciejewski

10:00-10:10  Resistance to permanent deformation of asphalt concrete with F-T wax modified foamed bitumen - Justyna Mrugała, Mateusz M. Iwański

10:10-10:20  Stress redistribution in concrete floor on ground due to application of polymer flexible joint to fill expansion joint - Łukasz Zdanowicz, Paweł Kisiel, Arkadiusz Kwiecień

10:20-10:30  Flexural behaviour of full-scale basalt FRP RC beams – experimental and numerical studies - Dawid Pawłowski, Maciej Szumigała


11:00 - 11:30    Coffee break    

11:30- 13:00 Session IX: Polymers and asphalts – properties, modification, behaviour – part 2

Chairpersons: Andrzej Garbacz

11:30-11:40    Comparison of elastomer modelling in various FEM packages - Anna Perduta, Roman Putanowicz

11:40-11:50    Opportunities and risks arising from the properties of FRP materials used for structural strengthening - Wit Derkowski

11:50-12:00    Experimental determination of the elastic-viscous characteristics of elastic ropes - Peter Pavlov, Daniel Evlogiev

12:00-12:10    Multi-criteria assessment of an acrylic coating exposed to natural and artificial weathering - Aleksander Kozak

12:10-12:20    The stiffness and bearing capacity of Polymer Flexible Joint under shear load - Paweł Kisiel

* The effect of nanosilica on the mechanical properties of polymer- cement composites (PCC) - Paweł Sikora, Paweł Łukowski, Krzysztof Cendrowski, Elżbieta Horszczaruk, Ewa Mijowska


13:00- 14:30 X Session: Energy-efficient buildings - material issues

Chairpersons:  Mariusz Maślak, Tomasz Tracz

13:00-13:10    Performance of building materials and whole enclosures in non-stationary thermal conditions - Tomasz Kisilewicz

13:20-13:30    Experimental thermal performance analysis of building components containing phase change material (PCM) - Anna Zastawna-Rumin, Katarzyna Nowak

13:30-13:40    Influence of the balcony glazing construction on thermal comfort of apartments in retrofitted large panel buildings - Katarzyna Nowak-Dzieszko, Małgorzata Rojewska-Warchał

13:40-13:50    The effect of temperature and humidity on the permanence of external thermal insulation composite systems - Eneli Liisma, Gert Lõhmus, Lembi-Merike Raado

* Features of materials versus thermal comfort in a passive building - Anna Dudzińska, Anna Kotowicz


Plenary closing session

Chairpersons: Lech Czarnecki, Tomasz Tracz, Izabela Hager

15:00      Lunch "GIL" Gallery


* The paper is not presented during the conference.