Self-Sensing Behavior Under Monotonic and Cyclic Loadings of ECC Containing Electrically Conductive Carbon-Based Materials

  • Mustafa Şahmaran
  • Ali Al-Dahawi
  • Vadood Farzaneh
  • Oğuzhan Öcal
  • Gürkan Yıldırım
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering book series (LNCE, volume 7)


The development of self-sensing (piezoresistivity) feature which is one of the non-structural properties of cementitious composites to be multifunctional is under focus in the present study. This capability is considered as one of the best alternatives to continuously monitor the damage and deformations of infrastructures. The self-sensing behavior of cubic and prismatic specimens under monotonic uniaxial compression and cyclic flexural loadings respectively was investigated and compared with dielectric ECC materials. The results showed that the incorporation of carbon-based electrically conductive materials within the cementitious composites have a significant effect on monitoring the damage and deformation of cement-based materials effectively.


Self-sensing Carbon-based materials Multifunctional cementitious composites (MCC) Engineered cementitious composites (ECC) 



The authors gratefully acknowledge the financial assistance of the Scientific and Technical Research Council (TUBITAK) of Turkey provided under Project: 114R043.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mustafa Şahmaran
    • 1
  • Ali Al-Dahawi
    • 2
  • Vadood Farzaneh
    • 1
  • Oğuzhan Öcal
    • 1
  • Gürkan Yıldırım
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Civil Engineering, Engineering FacultyHacettepe UniversityAnkaraTurkey
  2. 2.Department of Building and Construction EngineeringUniversity of TechnologyBaghdadIraq
  3. 3.Department of Civil Engineering, Engineering FacultyAdana Science and Technology UniversityAdanaTurkey

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