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Frontiers of Structural and Civil Engineering

Front. Struct. Civ. Eng.    2016, Vol. 10 Issue (2) : 131-141     https://doi.org/10.1007/s11709-016-0343-0
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Modern developments related to nanotechnology and nanoengineering of concrete
Konstantin SOBOLEV()
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, P.O. Box 413, Milwaukee,WI 53201, USA
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This paper reports on modern developments related to nanotechnology of cement and concrete. Recent advances in instrumentation and design of advanced nano-composite materials is discussed. New technological directions and historical milestones in nanoengineering and nanomodi?cation of cement-based materials are presented. It is concluded that there is a strong potential of nanotechnology to improve the performance of cement-based materials.

Keywords nanotechnology      cement      concrete      nanoparticle      nano-composite      nanomodification      carbon nanotubes      C-S-H gel      photocatalyst     
Corresponding Authors: Konstantin SOBOLEV   
Online First Date: 28 April 2016    Issue Date: 11 May 2016
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Konstantin SOBOLEV. Modern developments related to nanotechnology and nanoengineering of concrete[J]. Front. Struct. Civ. Eng., 2016, 10(2): 131-141.
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Fig.1  The particle size and specific surface area scale related to concrete materials, after [7]
Fig.2  The application of photocatalytic cement-based coatings. (a) parking lot and close-up view of the surface after 3-year service (Phoenix, AZ,USA) and (b) bike lane (Brooklyn, NY,USA)
Fig.3  The scale ranges related to concrete, after [16]
Fig.4  Nanocomponents under the TEM. (a) nanoparticles of SiO2[15] and (b) nanofibers of Al2O3 (courtesy of ANF)
Fig.5  The use of carbon nanostructures: (a) TEM image of functionalized CNTs with “open” tip and (b) mechanism of interaction of functionalized CNTs and cementitious matrix [30]; (c) crack-bridging effect of CNT [28]; (d) the structure of CNF investigated by SEM and TEM [35]
Fig.6  The smart composites: (a) experimental setup used for testing of smart CNF-PVA fiber-reinforced composites, after [35]; (b) compressive test of CNT composite and response of the material to cyclic loads [37]
Fig.7  The TiO2based materials: (a) TiO2 nanoparticles [10]; (b) core-shell composite particles [41]; and c) NO conversion by photocatalytic cement based coating (right), after [10]
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