1st Edition

Multifunctional Cement-Based Sensors for Intelligent Infrastructure Design, Fabrication and Application

By Wengui Li, Wenkui Dong, Surendra P. Shah Copyright 2025
    360 Pages 298 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Multifunctional Cement-Based Sensors for Intelligent Concrete Infrastructure: Design, Fabrication and Application covers the development and use of cement-based sensors for monitoring structural health, durability, and environmental conditions in concrete infrastructure.

    Monitoring the performance and condition of bridges, buildings, and roads improves safety and longevity while preventing failures and reducing maintenance costs. Cement-based sensors offer low cost, ease of installation, and compatibility with existing building materials, and can also provide real-time monitoring data to detect and diagnose potential issues before they become major problems. This book sets out the principles of the sensing mechanisms, fabrication techniques, and performance evaluation along with several case studies. It also provides a glimpse into a future where concrete structures will not only stand as pillars of strength but also become an indispensable part of smart cities as the core of automation.

    The book suits researchers, engineers, and practitioners involved in design, construction, and maintenance of concrete buildings and infrastructure.

    1. Introduction to Cement-Based Sensors.

    2. Materials for Cement-Based Sensors.

    3. Fabrication, Geometry, and Layout of Cement-Based Sensors.

    4. Signal Collection and Processing of Cement-Based Sensors.

    5. Mechanical Properties and Sensing Performances.

    6. Durability of CBSs and Impact of Various Environments on Sensory Performance.

    7. CBSs with Integrated Capacities.

    8. Potential Application of CBSs in Various Infrastructures.

    9. Challenges and Future Directions.


    Wengui Li is a Scientia Associate Professor and founder of the Intelligent Concrete and Infrastructure Materials research group in the Centre for Infrastructure Engineering and Safety (CIES) at The University of New South Wales (UNSW Sydney), Australia. He is the recipient of an Australian Research Council (ARC) Future Fellow (Level 2) in 2022 and a former ARC DECRA Fellow.

    Wenkui Dong received his PhD from University of Technology Sydney. Currently, he works as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Institute of Construction Materials at Technische Universit├Ąt Dresden, Germany.

    Surendra P. Shah is a Presidential Distinguished Professor at the University of Texas at Arlington, a Walter P. Murphy Professor (emeritus) at Northwestern University, and a member of the National Academy of Engineering, USA.