Professor, University of Nice-Sophia Antipolis, France
Director of the Civil Engineering Department Polytech'Nice
Laboratory Jean Alexandre Dieudonné (CNRS UMR6621)
Team Numerical Modeling & Fluid Dynamics
Parc Valrose, 06108 Nice cedex 02, France
Phone: +33 4 92 07 62 05
Fax: +33 4 93 517 974
Main Research Interests
Analysis and Design
Recent Publications (2010-2011) All Publications
construction materials: concrete transfer properties, concrete
pathologies, steel corrosion
- Numerical modeling of ageing process in marine environment
performance of concrete structures affected by steel corrosion –
composites for repair and strengthening of concrete structures
Smart Building Design: Information and Communication Technologies
for energy and ageing management
Zhang R., Castel A., François R., “Effect of steel corrosion
pattern on RC-beam performance”, Proceedings
of the ICE - Construction Materials,
Volume 163, Issue 2, 2010, pp. 97 –108 (ISSN: 1747-650X, E-ISSN:
Vu N.A., Castel A., François R., “Response of post-tensioned
concrete beams with unbonded tendon including serviceability and
ultimate state”, Engineering
Vol. 32, Issue 2, February 2010, pp. 556-569.
Zhang R., Arnaud Castel A., François R., “Concrete cover cracking
with reinforcement corrosion of RC beam during chloride-induced
corrosion process”, Cement
and Concrete Research,
Vol. 40, Issue 3, (2010), pp. 415-425.
Castel A., Vidal T., François R., “Bond and cracking properties of
self-consolidating concrete”, Construction
and Building Materials,
24 (2010) 1222–1231.
Al-Mahmoud F., Castel A., François R., Tourneur C., “RC beams
strengthened with NSM CFRP rods and modeling of peeling-off failure",
92 (2010), p 1920-1930.
A. Nasser, A. Clément, S. Laurens, A. Castel, “Influence of
steel-concrete interface condition on galvanic corrosion currents in
carbonated concrete”, Corrosion
Volume 52, N09, Pages 2878-2890, September 2010.
Arnaud Castel, Dario Coronelli, N.A. Vu, Raoul François, “Structural
response of corroded prestressed beams with bonded strands”,
of the ICE - Structures and Buildings,
2011, Volume 164 Issue SB1.
Arnaud Castel, Dario Coronelli, Raoul François, “Structural
response of corroded unbonded post-tensioned beams”, ASCE
Journal of Structural Engineering,
Vol. 137, 2011, pp. 761-772.
Al-Mahmoud F., Castel A., François R., Tourneur C., "Anchorage
and tension-stiffening effect between Near Surface Mounted CFRP rods
and Concrete", Cement
and Concrete Composite,
Volume 33, Issue 2, February 2011, Pages 346-352.
Kreit A. Al-Mahmoud F. Castel A., François R., “Repairing Corroded
RC beam with Near-Surface Mounted CFRP Rods”, Materials
Vol. 44, Issue 7 (2011), pp. 1205-1217.
Castel A., François R., “Modeling of steel and concrete strains
between primary cracks for the prediction of cover controlled
cracking in RC-beams”, Engineering
Vol. 33, Issue 12, December 2011, pp. 3668-3675.
International Conference Papers
Al-Mahmoud F., Castel, A., François R., Tourneur C., "Strengthening
of RC cantilever members with Near Surface Mounted CFRP rods",
13th International Congress on Polymers in Concrete, 10-12 February
2010, Madeira, Islands.
A. Castel, R. Zhang, R. François, “Influence of the steel-concrete
interface condition on the chloride corrosion rate and pattern”,
CONSEC'10, Merida, Mexico, June 2010.
I. Khan, R. François, A. Castel, “Mechanical Behavior of Long-Term
Corroded Reinforced Concrete Beam”, Joint FIB- RILEM workshop on
modelling of corroding concrete structures, 22-23 November 2010,
Castel A, Coronelli D., l François R., Cleland D., “Modeling the
stiffness reduction of corroded reinforced concrete beams after
cracking”, Joint FIB- RILEM workshop on modelling of corroding
structures, 22-23 November 2010, Madrid, Spain.
Z. Dahou, M. Sbartaï, A. Castel, F. Ghomari “A statistical model
for reinforced concrete bond prediction”, Int. Conf.
on Computational modelling of concrete structures, EURO-C,
Rhormoos/Schladming, Austria, March 15-18, 2010.
R. François, I. Khan, A. Castel, N-A. Vu,
“Study of the impact of localized cracks on the corrosion
mechanism”, Workshop Construction under Exceptional Condition,
October 2010, Hanoi, Vietnam.
I. Khan, R. François, A. Castel, “Ultimate performance of a 26
years old corroded reinforce concrete beam”, Workshop Construction
under Exceptional Condition, October 2010, Hanoi, Vietnam.