Nanomaterials have been shown to markedly improve the mechanical properties of concrete, as well as to reduce the porosity and enhance the durability of concrete. The application of nanotechnology in concrete is still in its infancy. However, an ever-growing demand for ultra-high-performance concrete and recurring environmental pollution caused by Ordinary Portland Cement has encouraged engineers to exploit nanotechnology in construction materials. Nanotechnology for Smart Concrete discusses the advantages and applications of nanomaterials in concrete including high-strength performance, microstructural improvement, self-healing, energy storage, and coatings.
- Analyzes the linkage of concrete materials with nanomaterials and nanostructures
- Discusses applications of nanomaterials in the concrete industry, including energy storage in green buildings, anti-corrosive coatings, and inhibiting pathogens and viruses
- Covers self-healing concrete
- Explores safety considerations, sustainability, and environmental impact of nanoconcrete
- Includes an appendix of solved questions
This comprehensive and innovative text serves as a useful reference for upper-level undergraduate students, graduate students, and professionals in the fields of Civil and Construction Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, and Nanomaterials.
Table of Contents
1. Nanotechnology and Nanomaterials: an Introduction 2. Applications of Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology in Construction Industry 3. Nanomaterials Based Cement Concrete: Engineering Properties and Durability Performance 4. Sustainability of Nanomaterial-based Self-healing Concrete 5. Engineering Properties of High Performance Alkali-activated Mortars 6. Effect of Nanomaterials on Durability Properties of Free Cement Mortars 7. Nanoparticles Based Phase Change Materials for Sustained Thermal Energy Storage in Concrete 8. Concrete Coatings: Applications of Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology 9. Nanomaterials Based Concrete Antivirus Surface 10. Nanomaterials: Environmental Health and Safety Considerations 11. Sustainability and Environmental Benefits of Concrete With Nanomaterials
Dr. Ghasan Fahim Huseien is a research fellow at Department of Building, School of Design and Environment, National University of Singapore, Singapore. He received his PhD degree from the University of Technology Malaysia in 2017. Dr. Huseien has over five years of Applied R&D and 10 years of experience in manufacturing smart materials for sustainable building and smart cities. He has expertise in Advanced Sustainable Construction Materials covering Civil Engineering, Environmental Sciences and Engineering, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Geology, Architecture departments, etc. He authored and co-authored 50+ publications and technical reports, three books and 15 book chapters, and participated in 25 national and international conferences/workshops. He is a peer reviewer for several international journals as well as Master and PhD students. He is a member of the Concrete Society of Malaysia and American Concrete Institute.
Professor Dr. Jahangir Mirza has over 35 years of Applied Research and Development (R&D) as well as teaching experience. He has expertise in Advanced Sustainable Construction Materials covering Civil Engineering, Environmental Sciences and Engineering, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Geology, Architecture departments, etc. He has been a Senior Scientist at the Research Institute of Hydro-Quebec (IREQ), Montreal, Canada since 1985. He has been a Visiting Research Professor for the Environmental Engineering program, at the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada since 2018.
Dr. Nur Hafizah Abd Khalid is a Senior Lecturer at the School of Civil Engineering, Universiti Teknologi, Malaysia (UTM), and is a research member of the Construction Material Research Group (CMRG). She is currently a Council Member of the Concrete Society Malaysia (CSM). She earned her master’s degree on structure and materials in 2011 from the Universiti Teknologi Malaysia. She has also been awarded as a Young Women Scientist (representing Malaysia) in 2014 in South Korea by KWSE/APNN. She is currently appointed as an Inviting Researcher at Hunan University, China funded under the Talented Young Scientist Program (TYSP). Her research interests focus on concrete structural, advanced concrete technology (green concrete technology and fiber reinforced concrete), any civil engineering materials, polymer composites, and bio-composites.