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Nanotechnology in Cement-Based Construction

1st Edition

Edited by Annibale Luigi Materazzi, Filippo Ubertini, Antonella D'Alessandro

Jenny Stanford Publishing

500 pages

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Hardback: 9789814800761
pub: 2019-12-31
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New smart materials are developing thanks to nanotechnology. Many books are on the market, but the demand for specialized analyses of particular topics still remains. This multiauthor book focuses on the application of nanotechnology to cement-based materials for engineering applications. The addition of novel smart nanofillers allows the development of multifunctional composite materials and not just with respect to higher mechanical strength, as investigated in the past. Special attention is given to types of nanoinclusions, novel techniques to mix components, and analysis of properties that can be achieved by paste, mortar, or concrete if they are added with nanofillers. Among these properties, the capability of self-sensing is very promising. Moreover, the use of phase-changing materials improves energy efficiency of nanocomposites, with important applications in the field of engineering, and new nanomodified composites have applications in energy harvesting and electromagnetic shielding.

Table of Contents

Nanoinclusions for cementitious materials

A. D'Alessandro

Novel dispersion techniques of nanoinclusions in cement matrices

M. Tiecco

Use of styrene ethylene butylene styrene SEBS for accelerated percolation in composite cement-based sensors filled with carbon black

Simon Laflamme, F. Ubertini and Irvin Pinto

Advancements in cement-based silica aerogel mortars

A. Soares, I. Flores-Colen and J. de Brito

Multifunctional cement-based carbon nanocomposites

L. Zhang et al.

Analysis and modeling of electromechanical properties of cement-based nanocomposites

S. Ding et al.

Evaluation of mechanical properties of cement-based composites with nanofillers

P. de Almeida Carísio, O.A. Mendoza Reales and R.D. Toledo Filho

Micromechanics modeling of nanomodified cement-based composites

E. García-Macías, R. Castro-Triguero and A. Sáeza

Use of nanocarbon cement-based sensors for dynamic monitoring of structures

A. Meoni et al.

Strain-sensing concrete for damage detection of structures

Ilhwan You, Seung-Jung Lee and Doo-Yeol Yoo

Phase-changing materials for enhancing thermal properties of nanocomposites

L.F. Cabeza

Cement-based composites with PCMs and nanoinclusions for thermal storage

L. Torre, M. Chieruzzi

Self-heating conductive cement-based nanomaterials

P. Garcés et al.

Functional composites for energy harvesting and engineering applications: An Overview.

B. Ashok et al.

About the Editors

Annibale Luigi Materazzi is full professor of structural design and head of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Perugia, Italy.

Filippo Ubertini is full professor of structural design at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. He graduated cum laude from the University of Perugia in 2005 and received his PhD from the University of Pavia, Italy, in 2009, both in civil engineering.

Antonella D'Alessandro is a researcher of structural design at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. She graduated cum laude and obtained her PhD in civil engineering in 2002 and 2012, respectively, from the University of Perugia.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Biotechnology
SCIENCE / Nanostructures
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / General