Nanotechnology in Civil Infrastructure

Nanotechnology in Civil Infrastructure
Author: Kasthurirangan Gopalakrishnan,Bjorn Birgisson,Peter Taylor,Nii O. Attoh-Okine
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 273
Release: 2011-03-31
ISBN 10: 3642166571
ISBN 13: 9783642166570
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nanotechnology in Civil Infrastructure Book Review:

Nanotechnology in Civil Infrastructure is a state-of-the art reference source describing the latest developments in nano-engineering and nano-modification of construction materials to improve the bulk properties, development of sustainable, intelligent, and smart concrete materials through the integration of nanotechnology based self-sensing and self-powered materials and cyber infrastructure technologies, review of nanotechnology applications in pavement engineering, development of novel, cost-effective, high-performance and long-lasting concrete products and processes through nanotechnology-based innovative processing of cement and cement paste, and advanced nanoscience modeling, visualization, and measurement systems for characterizing and testing civil infrastructure materials at the nano-scale. Researchers, practitioners, undergraduate and graduate students engaged in nanotechnology related research will find this book very useful.

Nanotechnology in Eco Efficient Construction

Nanotechnology in Eco Efficient Construction
Author: Fernando Pacheco-Torgal,M V Diamanti,A Nazari,C Goran-Granqvist
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 458
Release: 2013-04-04
ISBN 10: 0857098837
ISBN 13: 9780857098832
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nanotechnology in Eco Efficient Construction Book Review:

As the environmental impact of existing construction and building materials comes under increasing scrutiny, the search for more eco-efficient solutions has intensified. Nanotechnology offers great potential in this area and is already being widely used to great success. Nanotechnology in eco-efficient construction is an authoritative guide to the role of nanotechnology in the development of eco-efficient construction materials and sustainable construction. Following an introduction to the use of nanotechnology in eco-efficient construction materials, part one considers such infrastructural applications as nanoengineered cement-based materials, nanoparticles for high-performance and self-sensing concrete, and the use of nanotechnology to improve the bulk and surface properties of steel for structural applications. Nanoclay-modified asphalt mixtures and safety issues relating to nanomaterials for construction applications are also reviewed before part two goes on to discuss applications for building energy efficiency. Topics explored include thin films and nanostructured coatings, switchable glazing technology and third generation photovoltaic (PV) cells, high-performance thermal insulation materials, and silica nanogel for energy-efficient windows. Finally, photocatalytic applications are the focus of part three, which investigates nanoparticles for pollution control, self-cleaning and photosterilisation, and the role of nanotechnology in manufacturing paints and purifying water for eco-efficient buildings. Nanotechnology in eco-efficient construction is a technical guide for all those involved in the design, production and application of eco-efficient construction materials, including civil engineers, materials scientists, researchers and architects within any field of nanotechnology, eco-efficient materials or the construction industry. Provides an authoritative guide to the role of nanotechnology in the development of eco-efficient construction materials and sustainable construction Examines the use of nanotechnology in eco-efficient construction materials Considers a range of important infrastructural applications, before discussing applications for building energy efficiency

Advanced Research on Nanotechnology for Civil Engineering Applications

Advanced Research on Nanotechnology for Civil Engineering Applications
Author: Khitab, Anwar
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 339
Release: 2016-05-16
ISBN 10: 1522503455
ISBN 13: 9781522503453
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advanced Research on Nanotechnology for Civil Engineering Applications Book Review:

A recent initiative within the civil engineering field is the use of nanotechnology and materials within the construction industry. While there has been great success in the adoption of various nanomaterials, there is still room for development and improvement. Advanced Research on Nanotechnology for Civil Engineering Applications highlights emergent research and theoretical concepts in the implementation of nanotechnology within the construction, geotechnical, and transportation engineering fields. Examining the application of nanomaterials, current trends within the topic area, and the potential health impacts of material usage on the environment, this book is a pivotal reference for professionals, engineers, students, and researchers.

Encyclopaedia of Nanotechnology in Civil Infrastructure

Encyclopaedia of Nanotechnology in Civil Infrastructure
Author: Y. L. Mo,Atsushi Yona,Metin Açikyildiz,Hwa Seng Khoo
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2015
ISBN 10: 9781781547045
ISBN 13: 1781547041
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Encyclopaedia of Nanotechnology in Civil Infrastructure Book Review:

Nanotechnology in Construction

Nanotechnology in Construction
Author: Konstantin Sobolev,Surendra P. Shah
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 509
Release: 2015-05-07
ISBN 10: 3319170880
ISBN 13: 9783319170886
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nanotechnology in Construction Book Review:

Nanotechnology has already demonstrated surprising potential for improving the performance of construction materials and many of these recent developments were facilitated by NICOM symposia. The NICOM5 proceedings will cover the emerging opportunities and future use of nanotechnology in construction and will illustrate the broad potential for application of nanotechnology to challenging problems involving materials and infrastructure.

The Nanotechnology Revolution

The Nanotechnology Revolution
Author: Dale A. Stirling
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 420
Release: 2018-01-17
ISBN 10: 1351617230
ISBN 13: 9781351617239
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Nanotechnology Revolution Book Review:

Nanotechnology is changing the world in a very big way, but at the atomic and sub-atomic level. Although the roots of nanotechnology can be traced back to more than a century ago, the last three decades have witnessed an explosion of nano-based technologies and products. This reference work examines the history, current status, and future directions of nanotechnology through an exhaustive search of the technical and scientific literature. The more than 4000 bibliographic citations it includes are carefully organized into core subject areas, and a geographic and subject index allows readers to quickly locate documents of interest. Although a sense of the global reach and interest in nanotechnology can be gleaned from the reference sections of countless journal articles, conference papers, and books, this is the only reference work providing an in-depth global perspective that is ready-made for nanotechnology professionals and those interested in learning more about all things nanotechnology. Despite the abundance of online resources, there is still an urgent need for well-researched, well-presented, concise, and thematically organized reference works. Instead of relying on wiki pages, citation aggregators, and related websites, the author searched the databases and databanks of scholarly literature search providers such as EBSCO, ProQuest, PUBMED, STN International, and Thomson Reuters. In addition, he used select serials-related databases to account for pertinent documents from countries in which English is not the primary national language (i.e., China Online Journals, e-periodica, J-STAGE, and SciELO Brazil among others).

Sustainable Infrastructure Breakthroughs in Research and Practice

Sustainable Infrastructure  Breakthroughs in Research and Practice
Author: Management Association, Information Resources
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 1044
Release: 2019-11-01
ISBN 10: 1799809498
ISBN 13: 9781799809494
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainable Infrastructure Breakthroughs in Research and Practice Book Review:

The continued growth of any nation depends largely on the development of their built infrastructures and communities. By creating stable infrastructures, countries can more easily thrive in competitive international markets. Sustainable Infrastructure: Breakthroughs in Research and Practice examines sustainable development through the lens of transportation, waste management, land use planning, and governance. Highlighting a range of topics such as sustainable development, transportation planning, and regional and urban infrastructure planning, this publication is an ideal reference source for engineers, planners, government officials, developers, policymakers, legislators, researchers, academicians, and graduate-level students seeking current research on the latest trends in sustainable infrastructure.

Nanotechnology in Construction

Nanotechnology in Construction
Author: Peter J M Bartos,John J Hughes,Pavel Trtik,Wenzhong Zhu
Publsiher: Royal Society of Chemistry
Total Pages: 412
Release: 2007-10-31
ISBN 10: 1847551521
ISBN 13: 9781847551528
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nanotechnology in Construction Book Review:

The importance of nanotechnology related research and development has become recognised worldwide. Substantial public and private investment is now being ploughed into research and development in a number of industrial sectors, where nanotechnology has become established and has led to new commercial products. The construction industry, having major economic significance with nano-scale research and development which is only emerging, offers a wide scope for exploitation of nanotechnology. With international contributions from experts in the field, Nanotechnology in Construction amalgamates previously fragmented research and emerging trends. It reflects the inherent multi-disciplinary nature of nano-scale research in construction and contributions cover a wide spectrum, from highly scientific investigations to futuristic applications. The book is organised into four broad sections, the first reviews and analyses the prospects of exploitation of nanotechnology in construction, the second discusses novel tools and their capabilities, the final two sections show existing significant products where nanotechnology has been already been exploited or where product development is under-way. Nanotechnology in Construction will appeal to researchers already working in this field as well as those wishing to enter it. It will also inform governmental and other funding agencies of the most promising future directions and their related timescales. Practical applications are considered and explanations of the underlying basics are given, raising awareness and understanding of what nanotechnology can offer to construction professionals in general.

Nanotechnology in Cement Based Construction

Nanotechnology in Cement Based Construction
Author: Annibale Luigi Materazzi,Filippo Ubertini,Antonella D'Alessandro
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 408
Release: 2020-03-23
ISBN 10: 1000586901
ISBN 13: 9781000586909
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nanotechnology in Cement Based Construction Book Review:

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.

Innovative Developments of Advanced Multifunctional Nanocomposites in Civil and Structural Engineering

Innovative Developments of Advanced Multifunctional Nanocomposites in Civil and Structural Engineering
Author: Kenneth Loh,Satish Nagarajaiah
Publsiher: Woodhead Publishing
Total Pages: 404
Release: 2016-02-03
ISBN 10: 1782423443
ISBN 13: 9781782423447
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Innovative Developments of Advanced Multifunctional Nanocomposites in Civil and Structural Engineering Book Review:

Innovative Developments of Advanced Multifunctional Nanocomposites in Civil and Structural Engineering focuses on nanotechnology, the innovation and control of materials at 100 nm or smaller length scales, and how they have revolutionized almost all of the various disciplines of science and engineering study. In particular, advances in synthesizing, imaging, and manipulating materials at the nano-scale have provided engineers with a broader array of materials and tools for creating high-performance devices. Nanomaterials possess drastically different properties than those of their bulk counterparts mainly because of their high surface-to-mass ratios and high surface energies/reactivity. For instance, carbon nanotubes have been shown to possess impressive mechanical strength, stiffness, and electrical conductivity superior to that of bulk carbon. Whilst nanotechnology has become deeply rooted in electrical, chemical, and materials engineering disciplines, its proliferation into civil engineering did not begin until fairly recently. This book covers that proliferation and the main challenges associated with the integration of nanomaterials and nano-scale design principles into civil and structural engineering. Examines nanotechnology and its application to not only structural engineering, but also transportation, new infrastructure materials, and the applications of nanotechnology to existing structural systems Focuses on how nanomaterials can provide enhanced sensing capabilities and mechanical reinforcement of the original structural material Analyzes experimental and computational work carried out by world-renowned researchers

Pavement Asset Management

Pavement Asset Management
Author: Ralph Haas,W. Ronald Hudson
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2015-04-30
ISBN 10: 1119038839
ISBN 13: 9781119038832
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pavement Asset Management Book Review:

Comprehensive and practical, Pavement Asset Management provides an essential resource for educators, students and those in public agencies and consultancies who are directly responsible for managing road and airport pavements. The book is comprehensive in the integration of activities that go into having safe and cost-effective pavements using the best technologies and management processes available. This is accomplished in seven major parts, and 42 component chapters, ranging from the evolution of pavement management to date requirements to determining needs and priority programming of rehabilitation and maintenance, followed by structural design and economic analysis, implementation of pavement management systems, basic features of working systems and finally by a part on looking ahead. The most current methodologies and practical applications of managing pavements are described in this one-of-a-kind book. Real world up-to-date examples are provided, as well as an extensive list of references for each part.

New Materials in Civil Engineering

New Materials in Civil Engineering
Author: Pijush Samui,Dookie Kim,Nagesh R. Iyer,Sandeep Chaudhary
Publsiher: Butterworth-Heinemann
Total Pages: 1104
Release: 2020-07-07
ISBN 10: 0128190752
ISBN 13: 9780128190753
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

New Materials in Civil Engineering Book Review:

New Materials in Civil Engineering provides engineers and scientists with the tools and methods needed to meet the challenge of designing and constructing more resilient and sustainable infrastructures. This book is a valuable guide to the properties, selection criteria, products, applications, lifecycle and recyclability of advanced materials. It presents an A-to-Z approach to all types of materials, highlighting their key performance properties, principal characteristics and applications. Traditional materials covered include concrete, soil, steel, timber, fly ash, geosynthetic, fiber-reinforced concrete, smart materials, carbon fiber and reinforced polymers. In addition, the book covers nanotechnology and biotechnology in the development of new materials. Covers a variety of materials, including fly ash, geosynthetic, fiber-reinforced concrete, smart materials, carbon fiber reinforced polymer and waste materials Provides a “one-stop resource of information for the latest materials and practical applications Includes a variety of different use case studies

Advanced Manufacturing in Biological Petroleum and Nanotechnology Processing

Advanced Manufacturing in Biological  Petroleum  and Nanotechnology Processing
Author: Augustine O. Ayeni
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN 10: 3030958205
ISBN 13: 9783030958206
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advanced Manufacturing in Biological Petroleum and Nanotechnology Processing Book Review:

Sensor Technologies for Civil Infrastructures

Sensor Technologies for Civil Infrastructures
Author: Ming L. Wang,Jerome P. Lynch,Hoon Sohn
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 598
Release: 2014-04-26
ISBN 10: 0857099132
ISBN 13: 9780857099136
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sensor Technologies for Civil Infrastructures Book Review:

Sensors are used for civil infrastructure performance assessment and health monitoring, and have evolved significantly through developments in materials and methodologies. Sensor Technologies for Civil Infrastructure Volume I provides an overview of sensor hardware and its use in data collection. The first chapters provide an introduction to sensing for structural performance assessment and health monitoring, and an overview of commonly used sensors and their data acquisition systems. Further chapters address different types of sensor including piezoelectric transducers, fiber optic sensors, acoustic emission sensors, and electromagnetic sensors, and the use of these sensors for assessing and monitoring civil infrastructures. Developments in technologies applied to civil infrastructure performance assessment are also discussed, including radar technology, micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) and nanotechnology. Sensor Technologies for Civil Infrastructure provides a standard reference for structural and civil engineers, electronics engineers, and academics with an interest in the field. Describes sensing hardware and data collection, covering a variety of sensors Examines fiber optic systems, acoustic emission, piezoelectric sensors, electromagnetic sensors, ultrasonic methods, and radar and millimeter wave technology Covers strain gauges, micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS), multifunctional materials and nanotechnology for sensing, and vision-based sensing and lasers

Nano Engineered Cementitious Composites

Nano Engineered Cementitious Composites
Author: Baoguo Han,Siqi Ding,Jialiang Wang,Jinping Ou
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 731
Release: 2019-04-10
ISBN 10: 9811370788
ISBN 13: 9789811370786
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nano Engineered Cementitious Composites Book Review:

This book focuses on civil engineering materials and nanotechnology. Highlighting recent advances in the field of nano-engineered cementitious composites, it discusses their key principles, design and fabrication, testing and characterization, performance and mechanisms, as well as applications. Future developments and remaining challenges are also outlined. Nano-engineered cementitious composites are exceptionally strong, durable and offer multifunctional/smart performance that differs considerably from that of normal cementitious composites. Providing valuable insights into these composites’ future development, the book offers an essential source of information, inspiration, theory and practical guidance for developing sustainable cementitious composites. As such, it will benefit researchers, scientists and engineers in the fields of civil engineering materials and nanotechnology alike.

Nanotechnology Environmental Health and Safety

Nanotechnology Environmental Health and Safety
Author: Matthew Hull,Diana Bowman
Publsiher: William Andrew
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2014-06-11
ISBN 10: 1455731900
ISBN 13: 9781455731909
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nanotechnology Environmental Health and Safety Book Review:

Nanotechnology Environmental Health and Safety, Second Edition focuses not only on the impact of nanotechnology and the discipline of nanotoxicity, but also explains each of these disciplines through in the context of management requirements and via risk scenarios — providing an overview of regulation, risk management, and exposure. Contributors thoroughly explain environmental health and safety (EHS) issues, financial implications, foreseeable risks (e.g., exposure, dose, hazards of nanomaterials), occupational hygiene, and consumer protection. Key new chapters have been included covering eco-toxicity, nanomedicine, informatics, and future threats. New case studies have also been added, including a chapter on the impact of nanosilver on the environment, as well as an assessment of how well lessons have been learned from the past, such as in the case of asbestos. The book also makes a business case for the importance of proactive EHS management - essential reading for existing or prospective producers of nanoscale products. Practical guidance on risk management and mitigation across different legislative frameworks worldwide Reviews toxicological studies and industrial initiatives, supported by numerous case studies Includes extensive new material on the implications of nanotechnology for medicine, energy and food, as well as assessing future threats.

Smart and Multifunctional Concrete Toward Sustainable Infrastructures

Smart and Multifunctional Concrete Toward Sustainable Infrastructures
Author: Baoguo Han,Liqing Zhang,Jinping Ou
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2017-06-12
ISBN 10: 9811043493
ISBN 13: 9789811043499
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Smart and Multifunctional Concrete Toward Sustainable Infrastructures Book Review:

This book presents the latest research advances and findings in the field of smart/multifunctional concretes, focusing on the principles, design and fabrication, test and characterization, performance and mechanism, and their applications in infrastructures. It also discusses future challenges in the development and application of smart/multifunctional concretes, providing useful theory, ideas and principles, as well as insights and practical guidance for developing sustainable infrastructures. It is a valuable resource for researchers, scientists and engineers in the field of civil-engineering materials and infrastructures.

Civil Structural Health Monitoring

Civil Structural Health Monitoring
Author: Carlo Rainieri,Giovanni Fabbrocino,Nicola Caterino,Francesca Ceroni,Matilde A. Notarangelo
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 1038
Release: 2021-08-24
ISBN 10: 303074258X
ISBN 13: 9783030742584
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Civil Structural Health Monitoring Book Review:

This volume gathers the latest advances and innovations in the field of structural health monitoring, as presented at the 8th Civil Structural Health Monitoring Workshop (CSHM-8), held on March 31–April 2, 2021. It discusses emerging challenges in civil SHM and more broadly in the fields of smart materials and intelligent systems for civil engineering applications. The contributions cover a diverse range of topics, including applications of SHM to civil structures and infrastructures, innovative sensing solutions for SHM, data-driven damage detection techniques, nonlinear systems and analysis techniques, influence of environmental and operational conditions, aging structures and infrastructures in hazardous environments, and SHM in earthquake prone regions. Selected by means of a rigorous peer-review process, they will spur novel research directions and foster future multidisciplinary collaborations.

International Seminars on Nuclear War and Planetary Emergencies 46th Session

International Seminars on Nuclear War and Planetary Emergencies 46th Session
Author: R Ragaini
Publsiher: World Scientific
Total Pages: 540
Release: 2014-07-07
ISBN 10: 9814623458
ISBN 13: 9789814623452
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

International Seminars on Nuclear War and Planetary Emergencies 46th Session Book Review:

Proceedings of the 46th Session of the International Seminars on Nuclear War and Planetary Emergencies held in Erice, Sicily. This Seminar has again gathered, in 2013, over 100 scientists from 43 countries in an interdisciplinary effort that has been going on for the last 32 years, to examine and analyze planetary problems which had been followed up, all year long, by the World Federation of Scientists' Permanent Monitoring Panels. Contents:Why Science is Needed for the Culture of the Third MillenniumNuclear Power Safety and DevelopmentPollution and WaterClimate and the Limits of GeoengineeringMitigation of Megaterrorism and Hybrid ThreatsPollution Innovative Cleanup TechnologiesInformation Security Round TableEnergy — Key to the Evolution of CitiesEnergy as a Planetary EmergencyAids and Infectious DiseasesPMP Reports and ConclusionsConclusionsSeminar Participants Readership: Scientists in all fields, universities and institutes in all fields of science — politicians and decision makers — ministries of science, interior and security, foreign affairs — international organisations. Key Features:Freely-expressed scientific point of views on the most important contemporary and future emergencies facing humanityKeywords:Improvised Nuclear Devices;Preventing Nuclear Explosive Terrorism;Climate & Climate Economics Global Nuclear Energy Issues Outlook in Japan, China, Europe and USA;Global Food Production;Forest Dynamics;Water, Pollution & Terrorism;Brain Aging & Behavior;Frontiers In Fast Computing & Informatics;Sustainable Nuclear Energy Systems;Economics of Nuclear Power;Energy Sustainability in Cities;Information Security

Soft Computing in Green and Renewable Energy Systems

Soft Computing in Green and Renewable Energy Systems
Author: Kasthurirangan Gopalakrishnan,Siddhartha Kumar Khaitan,Soteris Kalogirou
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 305
Release: 2011-08-20
ISBN 10: 3642221769
ISBN 13: 9783642221767
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Soft Computing in Green and Renewable Energy Systems Book Review:

Soft Computing in Green and Renewable Energy Systems provides a practical introduction to the application of soft computing techniques and hybrid intelligent systems for designing, modeling, characterizing, optimizing, forecasting, and performance prediction of green and renewable energy systems. Research is proceeding at jet speed on renewable energy (energy derived from natural resources such as sunlight, wind, tides, rain, geothermal heat, biomass, hydrogen, etc.) as policy makers, researchers, economists, and world agencies have joined forces in finding alternative sustainable energy solutions to current critical environmental, economic, and social issues. The innovative models, environmentally benign processes, data analytics, etc. employed in renewable energy systems are computationally-intensive, non-linear and complex as well as involve a high degree of uncertainty. Soft computing technologies, such as fuzzy sets and systems, neural science and systems, evolutionary algorithms and genetic programming, and machine learning, are ideal in handling the noise, imprecision, and uncertainty in the data, and yet achieve robust, low-cost solutions. As a result, intelligent and soft computing paradigms are finding increasing applications in the study of renewable energy systems. Researchers, practitioners, undergraduate and graduate students engaged in the study of renewable energy systems will find this book very useful.