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International Conference on Advances In Engineering And Technology - ICAET 2014

Concrete and Carbon Nanofibers

Author(s) : GEORGE TURNER, RYDER HENDRY, TAPSELL GERALD

Abstract

The use of nanotechnology is relatively new in civil engineering industry. Cement and concrete are weak in tension and self-monitoring capability. The modification of the cement matrix with nano particles improves the concrete properties and leads to build a better structure. Mixing of carbon-nanofiber (CNF) to concrete can improve the resistance of water penetration and also improves mechanical and electrical properties such as high Young’s modulus, improved fatigue resistance and self-monitoring behavior of concrete. In this paper, the advantages and need of nanotechnology in concrete is discusses.

Conference Title : International Conference on Advances In Engineering And Technology - ICAET 2014
Conference Date(s) : 24 - 25 May, 2014
Place : RIT, Roorkee, India
No fo Author(s) : 3
DOI : 10.15224/978-1-63248-028-6-03-94
Page(s) : 470 - 473
Electronic ISBN : 978-1-63248-028-6
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