26, 27, 28 May 2014
Ageing of Materials & Structures 2014
Presentation of the project,
1st International conference on Ageing of Materials and Structures (AMS’14)
Ageing is an inherent feature of nature and of all man-made products as well. Small consumer good, electronic devices, power plants, electricity grids, huge infrastructural works and art treasures: they are all subjected to ageing. Although the consequences of ageing can be observed everywhere around us and many strategies have been developed to mitigate these consequences, no comprehensive scientific perception of ageing exists today.
Meanwhile monitoring the rate of ageing phenomena and maintenance and repair of ageing materials and structures have become a big industry. In the building industry of industrialized countries the money spent on monitoring, maintenance and repair is almost equal to the money spent on new built. This illustrates how heavy the burden of ageing of materials and structures to the society is, how big the challenges are to mitigate and control the consequences of ageing and how urgent the need is to consider ageing as an integral part of the design of products and the built environment.
The aim of the First International Conference on Ageing of Materials & Structures, AMS’2014, is to bring scientists, engineers and problem owners together to frame the ageing issues from both the fundamental scientific, engineering, economic and societal point of view. Tracing ageing processes at the lowest levels of observation and making this knowledge operational by bridging length scales and gaps between scientific disciplines and materials classes are considered a major challenge for new contributions to the sustainable development of modern industrial societies.
Delft University of Technology
Faculty Civil Engineering & Geosciences
Section Materials & Environment
Visiting address: Stevinweg 1?2628 CN Delft, The Netherlands
Postal address: P.O. Box 5048?2600 GA Delft, The Netherlands
Contact person: Mrs. Iris Batterham-Markus
+31 (0)15 2786382
Cell phone: +31 (6) 46735478