Smart Nanoconcretes and Cement-Based Materials: Properties, Modelling and Applications explores the fundamental concepts and applications of smart nanoconcretes with self-healing, self-cleaning, photocatalytic, antibacterial, piezoelectrical, heating and conducting properties and how they are used in modern high-rise buildings, hydraulic engineering, highways, tunnels and bridges. This book is an important reference source for materials scientists and civil engineers who are looking to enhance the properties of smart nanomaterials to create stronger, more durable concrete.
- Explores the mechanisms through which active agents are released from nanocontainers inside concrete
- Shows how embedded smart nanosensors, including carbon cement-based smart sensors and micro/nano strain-sensors, are used to increase concrete performance
- Discusses the major challenges of integrating smart nanomaterials into concrete composites
Part I: Basic Principles 1. Smart nanoconcretes: An introduction 2. Properties of Concrete in presence of nanomaterials". 3. Nano Size Particle Packing for Smart Nanoconcretes and Cement Based Materials: Theory and Technology 4. Molecular Modeling of Nanoscale Features of Cement Paste and their Correlation to Engineering Mechanical Behavior 5. Mathematical Modelling and Simulation 6. Understanding the role of hydration water and nano C-S-H colloids in concrete 7. Development of NanoCement Concrete by Top-Down and Bottom-up Nanotechnology concept 8. Prospect of Magneto-Electric Active Control for Smart Concrete Structures 9. Environmental Impact of Sustainable Green Concrete
Part II: Applications 10. Photocatalytic nanomortars 11. Fire performance of concrete containing nano-fibers and graphite nanoparticles 12. Heat storage in concrete deck with nano- and micro-encapsulated PCM 13. Electrical impedance of carbon nanofiber concrete 14. Use of phase change materials in nanoconcrete for energy savings 15. Use of Nano Technology in the Concrete Pavements 16. Thermochromic cement based-materials 17. Multifunctional Smart Nanoconcretes 18. Radiation protection characteristics of nano-concretes against photon and neutron beams 19. Genetically-enriched microbe-facilitated self-healing nanoconcrete 20. Smart cementitious nano-composites for self sensing of structures 21. Application of Self-Healing Nanoconcretes 22. Cement integrity in CO2 sequestrations sites: An effective nano based approach 23. Bio self-healing nanoconcretes 24. Mortar Containing Ceramic Nanoparticles 25. Enhancement routes of corrosion resistance in the steel reinforced concrete by using nanomaterials 26. Application of Nanosilica in Cement and Concrete 27. Reinforcing Cementitious Composites with Graphene Oxide for Enhanced Mechanical Performance
Prospects and Challenges 28. Macroscopic CNTs as promising reinforcements for concrete structures 29. Nanoseeds as modifiers of the cement hydration kinetics
is Professor, Faculty of Geosciences and Petroleum Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Petronas, Malaysia. In addition, he has worked as a civil engineer for over 20 years, and is registered in Malaysia, the USA, and the UK.
DEA (ENSCMul, France) and PhD (Cnam of Paris, France 2009). He worked as an assistant professor at Cnam of Paris (2009-2011) and researcher at ETS, Montreal, Canada (2011-2015) before joining to University of Montreal as research officer (Prud'homme's Group). His main research interests are polymer blends, crystallization of ultra thin films, nanostructuration, agrocomposites, polymer ageing, personal protective materials, rupture mechanisms of polymer material
Nguyen, Tuan Anh
Nguyen is Head of the Microanalysis Department, Institute for Tropical Technology, Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology, Vietnam. His research focuses on advanced nanomaterials, and nanotechnology for corrosion and materials integrity in transportation systems.
Saeid Kakooei is Senior Lecturer at Mechanical Engineering Department, Universiti Teknologi Petronas, Malaysia. His research focuses in the areas of corrosion and failure analysis