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fib 14th PhD Symposium in Rome – Best Paper Awardees

The fib 14th PhD Symposium in Civil Engineering took place on 5-7 September 2022 in Rome, Italy. The best papers were awarded during the closing ceremony.

Structural analysis and design

  1. Enrique Corres (EPFL Switzerland) with Aurelio Muttoni, Validation of bond models for the crack width estimation based on detailed measurements
  2. Frederik Autrup (University of Southern Denmark) with Henrik Brøner Jørgensen and Linh Cao Hoang, Experimental investigation of the influence of stirrup spacing on the shear capacity of reinforced concrete beams

220929 PhDSymposium BestPaper Awardees Enrique CorresEnrique Corres, awarded by the fib President Akio Kasuga

220929 PhDSymposium BestPaper Awardees Frederik Autrup
Frederik Autrup, awarded by the fib Secretary General David Fernández-Ordóñez

Durability and Materials – Sustainability and Life Cycle Assessment

  1. Marinelle El-Khoury (Ecole Centrale Nantes) with Emmanuel Roziere, Frederic Grondin, Rachid Cortas and Fadi Hage Chehade, New protocol for the durability assessment of offshore cement- based structures submitted to creep and seawater attack
  2. Richard Caron (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)) with Ravi Patel and Frank Dehn, Applicability of the fib Model Code 2010 for predicting strength and shrinkage behaviour of alkali-activated slag concrete

220929 PhDSymposium BestPaper Awardees Marinelle El Khoury

Marinelle El-Khoury, awarded by the fib President Akio Kasuga

220929 PhDSymposium BestPaper Awardees Richard Caron

Richard Caron, awarded by the fib Secretary General David Fernández-Ordóñez

Bridges, dams and tunnels – History of concrete and assessment of heritage buildings – Structural reliability and risk analysis – Structural health monitoring

  1. Annalisa Mele (Università Napoli Federico II) with Autilia Vitiello, Manuela Bonano, Andrea Miano, Riccardo Lanari, Giovanni Acampora and Andrea Prota, Criticality maps of built areas based on Artificial Intelligence applied to Satellite data
  2. Javier Cañada Pérez-Sala (Imperial College London) with Ana M. Ruiz-Teran, Numerical analysis of Precast Concrete Segmental Bridges for high-speed railway bridges

220929 PhDSymposium BestPaper Awardees Annalisa Mele
Annalisa Mele, awarded by the fib President Akio Kasuga
220929 PhDSymposium BestPaper Awardees Javier Canada Pérez SalaJavier Canada Pérez-Sala, awarded by the fib Secretary General David Fernández-Ordóñez

Retrofitting and assessment of existing structures

  1. Marko Pejatović (EPFL) with Aurelio Muttoni, Experimental investigation of dowel action using advanced measurement techniques
  2. Lorenzo Franceschini (Università Parma) with Beatrice Belletti, Javier Sanchez and Francesco Tondolo, Dependency of pitting corrosion spatial variability on crack pattern of prestressed concrete members

220929 PhDSymposium BestPaper Awardees Marko PejatovicMarko Pejatovic, awarded by the fib President Akio Kasuga

Innovations in concrete technology – Composite structures

  1. Sandra del Río-Bonnín (University of Balearic Islands) with Luís A. Montoya-Coronado, Carlos R. Ribas, Joaquín G. Ruiz-Pinilla and Antoni Cladera, Using iron-based shape memory alloy rebars as hogging prestress for continuity of Hollow-Core Slabs
  2. Jiehong Li (The University of New South Wales) with Ailar Hajimohammadi and Taehwan Kim, The influence of PVA fibres on mechanical properties of foam concrete

 220929 PhDSymposium BestPaper Awardees Sandra del Rio Bonnìn

Sandra del Rio-Bonnìn awarded, by the fib Secretary General David Fernández-Ordóñez


Winners of the Sponsor's Awards

Numerical analyses (ASDEA)
Giacomo Rizzieri (POLIMI) with Massimiliano Cremonesi and Liberato Ferrara, A Numerical Model of 3D Concrete Printing

 220929 PhDSymposium BestPaper Awardees Giacomo Rizzieri

Giacomo Rizzieri, awarded by Massimo Petracca (ASDEA)


Steel fiber reinforced concrete (Bekaert)
Rafael Ruiz (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid) with Leonardo Todisco and Hugo Corres, High performance- fibre reinforced concrete as a high performance and cost-effective solution for precast concrete bridges


Material innovation and technology (MAPEI)
Egor Ivaniuk (TU Dresden) with Zlata Tošić, Martin Friedrich Eichenauer, Steffen Müller, Daniel Lordick and Viktor Mechtcherine, Automated production of textile reinforced concrete modules for the assembly of shell structures

220929 PhDSymposium BestPaper Awardees Egor Ivaniuk

Egor Ivaniuk, awarded by Giorgio Ferrari (Mapei)

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