Encyclopedia of Nanotechnology

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| Editors: Bharat Bhushan

Nanoengineered Concrete

  • Konstantin Sobolev
  • Florence Sanchez
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-6178-0_214-2

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What Is Nano-concrete?

Portland cement concrete is a complex nanostructured, multiphase, multiscale composite material that evolves over time [ 1, 2]. The elementary block calcium-silicate-hydrate (C-S-H), which holds the concrete composite together, is also a nanostructured material (Fig. 1) [ 3]. The properties of concrete exist in multiple length scales (nano to micro to macro). Processes occurring at the nanoscale ultimately affect the engineering properties and long-term performance of concrete [ 2].

Keywords

Compressive Strength Portland Cement Cement Paste Colloidal Silica Recycle Aggregate Concrete 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Civil Engineering and MechanicsUniversity of Wisconsin-MilwaukeeMilwaukeeUSA
  2. 2.Department of Civil and Environmental EngineeringVanderbilt UniversityNashvilleUSA