Connections between steel and concrete using fasteners or reinforcing bars constitute a major research topic in the field of structural engineering. Over the years, significant progress has been made in the field of anchorage using fasteners as well as bond between reinforcement and concrete. On one hand while the research has solved several problems faced by the industry, it has also opened several new questions where the future research should be targeted.
Relating the local anchorage behavior to the overall structural performance, use of anchorage in strengthening applications, performance under special or extreme loads, numerical modeling of anchorages are some of the topics that need special focus.
Given the recent advances, this symposium offers the right time for the discussion of past, ongoing and future research in the field of connections between and concrete.