SCIENTIFIC PROGRAM

08 MAY 2018, TUESDAY
13:30 - 17:30 Registration
19:00 Welcome Reception
09 MAY 2018, WEDNESDAY
08:50 - 09:10 Openning Ceremony
09:10 - 09:40

FLOM BRIDGE 1972, How the Idea of Using EPS Blocks Emerged and the Lessons Learned
Geir Refsdal

09:40 - 10:30

KEY NOTE: Geofoam Blocks in Civil Engineering Applications
Roald Aabøe, Steven Floyd Bartlett, Milan Duškov, Tor Erik Frydenlund, Jnanendra Nath Mandal, Dawit Negussey, Abdullah Tolga Özer, Hideki Tsukamoto, Jan Vaslestad

10:00 - 10:30

Coffee Break

SESSION I: Construction Applications - I / Session Chair: David Arellano & Steven Floyd Bartlett
11:00 - 11:20

Dutch A4all Tramway Eps Embankment With Vertical Sides
Milan Duškov and Johan de Jongh

11:20 - 11:40

Geofoam Eps Used in Bridge Abutment, E18 Farris Bridge
Jan Vaslestad, Jørn Einar Liveroed, Tseday Damtew, Staale Singstad and Dag Loevstad

11:40 - 12:00

EPS Geofoam used in E16 Sandvika - Wøyen
Ermias Mijena

12:00 - 12:20

Dutch A76 Motorway Widening with a Vertical Side
Milan Duškov, Martin den Uil and Michaël Fütterer

12:20 - 12:30

Discussion

12:30 - 13:30

Lunch

SESSION II: New Concepts and Special Topics - I / Session Chair: Abdullah Tolga Ozer
13:30 - 13:50

Bridge Foundations Supported by EPS Geofoam Embankments on Soft Soil
Jan Vaslestad, Steven Bartlett, Roald Aabøe, Hauke Burkart, Tebarek Ahmed, David Arellano

13:50 - 14:10

Guidance on Use of Geofoam Lightweight Fill and Complementary Technologies Using GeoTechTools
Ryan R. Berg, Vernon R. Schaefer and Silas C. Nichols

14:10 - 14:30

N222 Roundabout Upon Eps Embankment with Integrated Corrugated Steel Tunnel without Pile Foundation
Milan Duškov and Jeroen Tameling

14:30 - 14:50

E18 Flakvarp. Lack of Time & Bearing Capacity
Roald Aabøe

14:50 - 15:00

Discussion

15:00 - 15:30

Coffee Break

SESSION III: Material Properties and Modeling - I / session Chair: Steven Floyd Bartlett
15:30 - 15:50

Creep Behavior of Recycled-Content Expanded Polystyrene Geofoam Under Compressive Loading
Chuanqi Wang, David Arellano and Roger Meier

15:50 - 16:10

Evaluation of Interface Shear Strength Between Interlocked Geofoam Blocks and Precast Concrete
Abdullah Tolga Ozer

16:10 - 16:30

Mechanical Properties of EPS Geofoam Under Various Loading Conditions
Vinil Kumar Gade and Satyanarayana Murty Dasaka

16:30 - 17:00

Discussion

10 MAY 2018, THURSDAY
SESSION IV: Present Use of Geofoam / Session Chair: Milan Duškov
09:00 - 09:20

Load Reduction on Buried Rigid Culverts, Instrumented Case Histories
Jan Vaslestad and Murad Sani Sayd

09:20 - 09:40

Improving the Behavior of Buried HDPE Pipe by Using EPS Geofoam
Emre Akinay and Havvanur Kilic

09:40 - 10:00

Design and Evaluation of Seismic Stability of Free-Standing EPS Embankment for Transportation Systems
Steven Floyd Bartlett and Zahra Amini

10:00 - 10:30

Discussion

10:30 - 11:00

Coffee Break

SESSION V: Construction Applications - II / Session Chair: Roald Aabøe
11:00 - 11:20

First Geofoam Roadway Embankment Application of Turkey
Abdullah Tolga Ozer and Emre Akinay

11:20 - 11:40

Dutch N201 Road Embankment With Eps Blocks
Milan Duškov and Wim Erkelens

11:40 - 12:00

Post-Use Examination of EPS Block Characteristics: Finnish Case Histories
Gowthaman Sinnathamby, Leena Korkiala-Tanttu and Henry Gustavsson

12:00 - 12:20

Analysis of Crack and Differential Settlement on Pavement in EPS Section After Highway Opening
Yongchai Chang and Nagyoung Kim

12:20 - 12:30

Discussion

12:30 - 13:30

Lunch

13:30 - 15:00

PANNEL DISCUSSION - I

EPS technology development in emerging markets: Challenges and lessons learned from the countries where geofoam is a mature technology

Moderator: Steven Bartlett
Panelists: Abdullah Tolga Ozer, Libero Piscitelli

Coffee Break

Coffee Break

SESSION VI: Material Properties and Modeling - II / Session Chair: Jan Vaslestad
15:30 - 15:50

Evaluation of Interface Shear Strength Between Interlocked Geofoam Blocks and Cast-in-Place Concrete
Abdullah Tolga Ozer and Ozgur Ekincioglu

15:50 - 16:10

Effect of Static and Dynamic Loads on Clay Utilizing Geofoam: Experimental Study
M. El Gendy, I. El Araby, W. El Kamash, E. Sallam and A. El Labban

16:10 - 16:30

CBR Behavior of Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) Geofoam: Experimental and Numerical Studies
Yebeltal Zerie Beju and Jnanendra Nath Mandal

16:30 - 17:00

Discussion

19:00

Gala Dinner

11 MAY 2018, FRIDAY
SESSION VII: New Concepts and Special Topics - II / Session Chair: David Arellano
09:00 - 09:20

The Effect of EPS Geofoam Thickness on the Seismic Performance of Quay Walls
Ayse Edincliler and Yasin Toksoy

09:20 - 09:40

Opening Traffic for a Temporarily Remediated EPS Road After the 2016 Kumamoto Earthquake
Keiichi Taneichi, Takehuru Konami, Hideki Tsukamoto, Tatsuro Kubota and Kazuya Yasuhara

09:40 - 10:00

Development of Joint Metal Binder for Improving Earthquake Resistance of EPS Embankment
Keiichi Taneichi, Takehuru Konami, Hideki Tsukamoto, Tatsuro Kubota and Kazuya Yasuhara

10:00 - 10:20

Shaking Table Test of Scaled 15 EPS Embankment Model
Keiichi Taneichi, Tsuyoshi Nishi, Takehuru Konami, Tatsuro Kubota, Junichi Koseki, Hiroyuki Kyokawa and Kazuya Yasuhara

10:20 - 10:30

Discussion

10:30 - 11:00

Coffee Break

11:00 - 12:30

PANNEL DISCUSSION - II

Technology implementation experience and future direction of EPS

Moderator: David Arellano
Panelists: Jan Vaslestad, Milan Duškov, Ryan Berg, Todd Bergstrom and David Johnson

Closing Ceremony
REGISTRATION & ACCOMMODATION PROGRAM AT A GLANCE HOW TO GET TO KYRENIA?