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5th International Conference on Geofoam Blocks in Construction Applications

Proceedings of EPS 2018

  • David Arellano
  • Abdullah Tolga Özer
  • Steven Floyd Bartlett
  • Jan Vaslestad
Conference proceedings

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Key Note, Geofoam Blocks in Civil Engineering Applications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Roald Aabøe, Steven Floyd Bartlett, Milan Duškov, Tor Erik Frydenlund, Jnanendra Nath Mandal, Dawit Negussey et al.
      Pages 3-38
  3. Construction Applications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 39-39
    2. Milan Duškov, Johan de Jongh
      Pages 41-48
    3. Jan Vaslestad, Jørn Einar Liveroed, Tseday Damtew, Staale Singstad, Dag Loevstad
      Pages 49-55
    4. Ermias Hailu Mijena
      Pages 57-70
    5. Abdullah Tolga Özer, Emre Akınay
      Pages 71-80
    6. Milan Duškov, Martin den Uil, Michaël Fütterer
      Pages 81-87
    7. Milan Duškov, Wim Erkelens
      Pages 89-97
    8. Gowthaman Sinnathamby, Leena Korkiala-Tanttu, Henry Gustavsson
      Pages 99-109
    9. Emre Akınay, Havvanur Kılıç
      Pages 129-147
  4. Material Properties and Modeling

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 149-149
    2. Djiba Kaké, Engda Kassahun Temesgen, Dawit Negussey
      Pages 161-169
    3. Engda Kassahun Temesgen, Luke Andrews, Dawit Negussey
      Pages 197-206

About these proceedings


These proceedings of the EPS 2018: 5th International Conference on Geofoam Blocks in Construction Applications, held in Kyrenia, Northern Cyprus on May 9 to 11, 2018, present a collection of contributions on the state-of-the-art of research and applications relating to geofoam. Geofoam researchers, consultants, molders, contractors and practitioners from all around the globe discuss the recent developments and future trends of expanded polystyrene (EPS)-block geofoam technology and its construction applications. EPS’18 contributes to the development of geofoam applications, following on from successful conferences in Oslo (1985), Tokyo (1996), Salt Lake City (2001) and Oslo (2011). The book discusses topics including, but not limited to, current use of geofoam, design specifications, applications, new concepts, material properties, modeling and specific topics in geofoam blocks in construction applications.


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Editors and affiliations

  • David Arellano
    • 1
  • Abdullah Tolga Özer
    • 2
  • Steven Floyd Bartlett
    • 3
  • Jan Vaslestad
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Civil EngineeringThe University of MemphisMemphisUSA
  2. 2.Department of Civil EngineeringOkan UniversityIstanbulTurkey
  3. 3.Department of Civil and Environmental EngineeringThe University of UtahSalt Lake CityUSA
  4. 4.Norwegian Public Roads AdministrationOsloNorway

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