Smart Nanoconcretes and Cement Based Materials

Smart Nanoconcretes and Cement Based Materials
Author: Mohd Shahir Liew,Phuong Nguyen-Tri,Tuan Anh Nguyen,Saeid Kakooei
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 724
Release: 2019-11-16
ISBN 10: 0128178558
ISBN 13: 9780128178553
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Smart Nanoconcretes and Cement Based Materials Book Review:

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

Self Healing Phenomena in Cement Based Materials

Self Healing Phenomena in Cement Based Materials
Author: Mario de Rooij,Kim Van Tittelboom,Nele De Belie,Erik Schlangen
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 266
Release: 2013-04-17
ISBN 10: 9400766246
ISBN 13: 9789400766242
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Self Healing Phenomena in Cement Based Materials Book Review:

Self-healing materials are man-made materials which have the built-in capability to repair damage. Failure in materials is often caused by the occurrence of small microcracks throughout the material. In self-healing materials phenomena are triggered to counteract these microcracks. These processes are ideally triggered by the occurrence of damage itself. Thus far, the self-healing capacity of cement-based materials has been considered as something "extra". This could be called passive self-healing, since it was not a designed feature of the material, but an inherent property of it. Centuries-old buildings have been said to have survived these centuries because of the inherent self-healing capacity of the binders used for cementing building blocks together. In this State-of-the-Art Report a closer look is taken at self-healing phenomena in cement-based materials. It is shown what options are available to design for this effect rather than have it occur as a "coincidental extra".

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.

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.

Self Sensing Concrete in Smart Structures

Self Sensing Concrete in Smart Structures
Author: Baoguo Han,Xun Yu,Jinping Ou
Publsiher: Butterworth-Heinemann
Total Pages: 398
Release: 2014-07-30
ISBN 10: 0128006587
ISBN 13: 9780128006580
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Self Sensing Concrete in Smart Structures Book Review:

Concrete is the second most used building material in the world after water. The problem is that over time the material becomes weaker. As a response, researchers and designers are developing self-sensing concrete which not only increases longevity but also the strength of the material. Self-Sensing Concrete in Smart Structures provides researchers and designers with a guide to the composition, sensing mechanism, measurement, and sensing properties of self-healing concrete along with their structural applications Provides a systematic discussion of the structure of intrinsic self-sensing concrete Compositions of intrinsic self-sensing concrete and processing of intrinsic self-sensing concrete Explains the sensing mechanism, measurement, and sensing properties of intrinsic self-sensing concrete

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: 9783642166570
ISBN 13: 3642166571
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.

European Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring

European Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring
Author: Piervincenzo Rizzo
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2021
ISBN 10: 3030649083
ISBN 13: 9783030649081
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Science and Technology of Concrete Admixtures

Science and Technology of Concrete Admixtures
Author: Pierre-Claude Aïtcin,Robert J Flatt
Publsiher: Woodhead Publishing
Total Pages: 666
Release: 2015-11-12
ISBN 10: 0081006969
ISBN 13: 9780081006962
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Science and Technology of Concrete Admixtures Book Review:

Science and Technology of Concrete Admixtures presents admixtures from both a theoretical and practical point-of-view. The authors emphasize key concepts that can be used to better understand the working mechanisms of these products by presenting a concise overview on the fundamental behavior of Portland cement and hydraulic binders as well as their chemical admixtures, also discussing recent effects in concrete in terms of rheology, mechanics, durability, and sustainability, but never forgetting the fundamental role played by the water/binder ratio and proper curing in concrete technology. Part One presents basic knowledge on Portland cement and concrete, while Part Two deals with the chemical and physical background needed to better understand what admixtures are chemically, and through which mechanism they modify the properties of the fresh and hardened concrete. Subsequent sections present discussions on admixtures technology and two particular types of concrete, self-consolidating and ultra-high strength concretes, with final remarks on their future. Combines the knowledge of two leading authors to present both the scientific and technology of admixtures Explains what admixtures are from a chemical point-of-view and illustrates by which mechanisms they modify the properties of fresh and hardened concrete Presents a fundamental, practical, and innovative reference book on the topic Contains three detailed appendices that can be used to learn how to use admixtures more efficiently

Trends in Civil Engineering and Challenges for Sustainability

Trends in Civil Engineering and Challenges for Sustainability
Author: M. C. Narasimhan,Varghese George,G. Udayakumar,Anil Kumar
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 880
Release: 2020-09-28
ISBN 10: 9811568286
ISBN 13: 9789811568282
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Trends in Civil Engineering and Challenges for Sustainability Book Review:

This book comprises selected papers from the International Conference on Civil Engineering Trends and Challenges for Sustainability (CTCS) 2019. The book presents latest research in several areas of civil engineering such as construction and structural engineering, geotechnical engineering, environmental engineering and sustainability, and geographical information systems. With a special emphasis on sustainable development, the book covers case studies and addresses key challenges in sustainability. The scope of the contents makes the book useful for students, researchers, and professionals interested in sustainable practices in civil engineering.

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 in a Nutshell

Nanotechnology in a Nutshell
Author: Christian Ngô,Marcel Van de Voorde
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 502
Release: 2014-01-04
ISBN 10: 9462390126
ISBN 13: 9789462390126
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nanotechnology in a Nutshell Book Review:

A new high-level book for professionals from Atlantis Press providing an overview of nanotechnologies now and their applications in a broad variety of fields, including information and communication technologies, environmental sciences and engineering, societal life, and medicine, with provision of customized treatments. The book shows where nanotechnology is now - a fascinating time when the science is transitioning into complex systems with impact on new products. Present and future developments are addressed, as well as a larger number of new industrial and research opportunities deriving from this domain. An overview for professionals, researchers and policy-makers of this very rapidly expanding field. Brief chapters and colour figures with a contained overall length make the book attractive at an attractive price - a must for every professional’s shelf. Mihail C. Roco, National Science Foundation and National Nanotechnology Initiative, wrote the preface underlying the importance and weight of the present book to this exciting and epoch-awakening field of research and applications: “Nanotechnology is well recognized as a science and technology megatrend for the beginning of the 21st century. This book aims to show where nanotechnology is now - transitioning to complex systems and fundamentally new products - and communicates the societal promise of nanotechnology to specialists and the public. Most of what has already made it into the marketplace is in the form of “First Generation” products, passive nanostructures with steady behaviour. Many companies have “Second Generation” products, active nanostructures with changing behaviour during use, and embryonic “Third Generation” products, including 3-dimensional nanosystems. Concepts for “Fourth Generation” products, including heterogeneous molecular nanosystems, are only in research.”

Developments in the Formulation and Reinforcement of Concrete

Developments in the Formulation and Reinforcement of Concrete
Author: S. Mindess
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 308
Release: 2014-01-23
ISBN 10: 1845694686
ISBN 13: 9781845694685
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Developments in the Formulation and Reinforcement of Concrete Book Review:

Concrete is the most widely-used construction material in the world. This important book summarises the wealth of recent research on improving qualities such as durability and sustainability as well as the emergence of a new generation of specialist concretes for particular applications. A number of chapters discuss new types of concrete such as autoclaved aerated concrete, high-strength concrete, sprayed concrete, fibre-reinforced concrete, lightweight concrete, self-compacting concrete, foamed and polymer concrete, together with their characteristics and applications. Other chapters review the development of concrete especially suited for particular conditions such as radiation protection, hot weather and underwater conditions, as well as the increasingly important area of recycling. With its distinguished editor and international team of contributors, Developments in the formulation and reinforcement of concrete is a standard reference for civil and structural engineers. Summarises a wealth of recent research on improving qualities such as sustainability and durability Discusses new concrete types together with their characteristics and applications Reviews the development of concrete especially suited to particular conditions such as hot weather and under water

Nanomaterials Based Coatings

Nanomaterials Based Coatings
Author: Phuong Nguyen Tri,Sami Rtimi,Claudiane M. Ouellet-Plamondon
Publsiher: Micro and Nano Technologies
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2019-06
ISBN 10: 9780128158845
ISBN 13: 0128158840
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nanomaterials Based Coatings Book Review:

Coatings act as multifunctional and smart materials for products, as well as serving as physical barriers or decoration. Nanomaterials-enforced coatings are smarter, stronger and more durable. The barrier performance of organic coatings is enhanced by the incorporation of nanofillers, by decreasing the porosity and zigzagging the diffusion path for deleterious species. Coatings containing nanofillers, therefore have significant barrier properties for corrosion protection and reducing the trend for the coating to blister or delaminate. In addition, the functionalization of nanomaterials has led to advances in smart nanocomposite coatings, such as self-healing, anti-fouling, self-cleaning, antibacterial and cooling coatings. Nanomaterials-based Coatings emphasizes the fundamental concepts and promising applications of nanomaterial-based coatings in anticorrosion, antiwear, antibacterial, antifugal, self-leaning, superhydrophobic, superhard, super heat resistance, solar reflective, photocatalytic and radar absorbing coatings. It is an important information source for those seeking to understand the underlying phenomenal and fundamental mechanisms through which nanoparticles interact with polymeric and metallic matrices to create stronger coatings, and what their major applications are. Highlights the latest methods in design, preparation and characterization techniques for nanomaterials-based coatings Discusses emerging applications of nanomaterials-based coatings, including substrates protection, sustainable energy, environment and healthcare Assesses the major challenges in making nanomaterials-based coatings more reliable and cost-effective

Smart Nanocontainers

Smart Nanocontainers
Author: Phuong Nguyen Tri,Trong-On Do,Tuan Anh Nguyen
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 558
Release: 2019-11-08
ISBN 10: 0128168919
ISBN 13: 9780128168912
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Smart Nanocontainers Book Review:

Smart Nanocontainers explores the fundamental concepts and emerging applications of nanocontainers in biomedicine, pharmaceuticals and smart materials. In pharmaceuticals, nanocontainers have advantages over their micro-counterparts, including more efficient drug detoxification, higher intracellular uptake, better stability, less side effects and higher biocompatibility with tissue and cells. In materials science, such as coating technology, they help by making coatings smarter, stronger and more durable. This important reference will help anyone who wants to learn more on how nanocontainers are used to provide the controlled release of active agents, including their applications in smart coatings, corrosion, drug delivery, diagnosis, agri-food and gas storage. Discusses how the molecular design of nanocarriers can be optimized to increase performance Explores how nanocarriers are being used to produce a new generation of active coatings Explains how nanocarriers are being used to deliver more effective nanoscale drug delivery

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.

The Utilization of Slag in Civil Infrastructure Construction

The Utilization of Slag in Civil Infrastructure Construction
Author: George C. Wang
Publsiher: Woodhead Publishing
Total Pages: 442
Release: 2016-06-24
ISBN 10: 0081003978
ISBN 13: 9780081003978
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Utilization of Slag in Civil Infrastructure Construction Book Review:

The Utilization of Slag in Civil Infrastructure Construction strives to integrate the theory, research, and practice of slag utilization, including the production and processing of slags. The topics covered include: production and smelting processes for metals; chemical and physical properties of slags; pretreatment and post-treatment technology to enhance slag properties; potential environmental impact; mechanisms of potential expansion; special testing methods and characteristics; slag processing for aggregate and cementitious applications; suitability of slags for use in specific applications; overall properties of materials containing slags; and commercialization and economics. The focus of the book is on slag utilization technology, with a review of the basic properties and an exploration of how its use in the end product will be technically sound, environment-friendly, and economic. Covers the production, processing, and utilization of a broad range of ferrous, non-ferrous, and non-metallurgical slags Provides information on applicable methods for a particular slag and its utilization to reduce potential environmental impacts and promote natural resource sustainability Presents the overall technology of transferring a slag from the waste stream into a useful materials resource Provides a detailed review of the appropriate utilization of each slag from processing right through to aggregate and cementitious use requirements

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: 9783642166570
ISBN 13: 3642166571
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.

Functional Nanomaterials and Their Applications

Functional Nanomaterials and Their Applications
Author: Hardev Singh Virk
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 230
Release: 2013
ISBN 10: 9783037857007
ISBN 13: 3037857005
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Functional Nanomaterials and Their Applications Book Review:

Functional nanomaterials are the basis of newly emerging nanotechnologies for various device applications. Nanomaterials with many kinds of morphologies and compositions have been extensively investigated, and display various kinds of functionality in areas such as electronic structure, optical effects, spin dynamics, and gas sensing. Because of advanced characterization and new fabrication techniques, nanomaterials are now central to multiple disciplines, including materials science, chemistry, physics, engineering and medicine. This special volume presents a detailed overview of recent research developments on functional nanomaterials, including synthesis, characterization, and applications.

Nanomaterials for CO2 Capture Storage Conversion and Utilization

Nanomaterials for CO2 Capture  Storage  Conversion and Utilization
Author: Phuong Nguyen Tri,Haobin Wu,Tuan Anh Nguyen,Simon Barnabe,Pierre Benard
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 394
Release: 2021-04-15
ISBN 10: 0128230843
ISBN 13: 9780128230848
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nanomaterials for CO2 Capture Storage Conversion and Utilization Book Review:

The gradual increase of population and the consequential rise in the energy demands in recent years have led to the widespread use of fossil fuels. CO2 transformation by various processes is considered as a promising alternative technology. This book sets out the fundaments of how nanomaterials are being used for this purpose. Nanomaterials for CO2 Capture, Storage, Conversion and Utilization summarizes the research, development and innovations in the capture, storage, transformation and utilization of CO2 into useful products and raw chemicals for industry. This is achieved by using advanced processes such as CO2 reforming, bi-reforming and tri-reforming of hydrocarbons or biomass derivatives; homogeneous and heterogeneous hydrogenation; photochemical reduction; photoelectrochemical reduction; electrochemical reduction; biochemical reduction; supercritical CO2 technology; advanced catalyst synthesis for CO2 conversion; organic carbonates for polymers synthesis from CO2, and CO2 capture and sequestration. The systematic and updated reviews on the mentioned sectors, especially on the use of nanotechnology for the transformation of CO2 is scarce in the literature. Thus, the book addresses the recent knowledge gaps and potential solutions of the storage, utilization and transformation of CO2 as well as its promising applications. This is an important reference source for materials scientists, engineers and energy scientists who want to understand how nanotechnology is helping us to solve some of the world’s major energy problems. Shows how nanomaterials are being used to create more efficient CO2 capture, storage and conversation systems Outlines the major nanomaterials-based techniques to create such systems Assesses the major challenges in using nanomaterials for energy capture, storage and conversion

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).