- Author : Mohd Shahir Liew
- Publisher : Micro and Nano Technologies
- Release Date : 2019-11
- Genre: Technology & Engineering
- Pages : 500
- ISBN 10 : 012817854X
Smart Nanoconcretes and Cement Based Materials Excerpt :
Concrete is now the material of choice for the construction of structures exposed to extreme conditions. However, conventional concrete suffers from a number of inherent deficiencies, such as its low tensile strength. As a result, concrete structures undergo significant shrinkage cracking. Recent studies have explored the use of nanotechnology and nanomaterials for enhancing the performance of cement paste, to solve this problem. Smart Nanoconcretes and Cement-Based Materials explores the fundamental concepts and applications of smart nanoconcretes with self-healing, self-cleaning, photocatalytic, antibacterial, piezoelectrical, heating and conducting properties which are used in the modern structures of high-rise buildings, hydraulic engineering, highways, tunnels, bridges. This book is an important reference source for both materials scientists and civil engineers who are looking to enhance the properties of smart nanomaterials to create stronger, more durable concrete.