Smart Nanoconcretes and Cement-Based Materials

Smart Nanoconcretes and Cement-Based Materials

Properties, Modelling and Applications

1st Edition - November 1, 2019

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  • Editors: Mohd Shahir Liew, Phuong Nguyen-Tri, Tuan Anh Nguyen, Saeid Kakooei
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128178553
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128178546

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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.

Key Features

  • 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


Academics and R&D industry researchers in the fields of materials science and engineering

Table of Contents

  • Part I: Basic Principles
    1. Smart nanoconcretes: An introduction
    Phuong Nguyen-Tri and Tuan Anh Nguyen
    2. Properties of Concrete in presence of nanomaterials".
    N. B. Singh
    3. Nano Size Particle Packing for Smart Nanoconcretes and Cement Based Materials: Theory and Technology
    Mehmet Serkan Kırgız
    4. Molecular Modeling of Nanoscale Features of Cement Paste and their Correlation to Engineering Mechanical Behavior
    Ram Mohan
    5. Mathematical Modelling and Simulation
    Enrique García-Macías Sr.
    6. Understanding the role of hydration water and nano C-S-H colloids in concrete
    Rina Singh
    7. Development of NanoCement Concrete by Top-Down and Bottom-up Nanotechnology concept
    Sumit Chakraborty and Byung-Wan Jo
    8. Prospect of Magneto-Electric Active Control for Smart Concrete Structures
    Iman Abavisani
    9. Environmental Impact of Sustainable Green Concrete
    Vinita Vishwakarma Sr.

    Part II: Applications
    10. Photocatalytic nanomortars
    Ming-Zhi Guo
    11. Fire performance of concrete containing nano-fibers and graphite nanoparticles
    Waqas Latif Baloch
    12. Heat storage in concrete deck with nano- and micro-encapsulated PCM
    Michal Pomianowski Sr. and Rasmus Lund Jensen
    13. Electrical impedance of carbon nanofiber concrete
    Yi-Lung Mo, Yuhua Chen and Jinghong Chen
    14. Use of phase change materials in nanoconcrete for energy savings
    Tung-Chai Ling, Sarra Drissi and Kim Hung Mo
    15. Use of Nano Technology in the Concrete Pavements
    Ali Jamshidi, Kyofumi Kurumisawa and Gregory White
    16. Thermochromic cement based-materials
    Gloria Pérez
    17. Multifunctional Smart Nanoconcretes
    Gurkan Yıldırım
    18. Radiation protection characteristics of nano-concretes against photon and neutron beams
    Asghar Mesbahi
    19. Genetically-enriched microbe-facilitated self-healing nanoconcrete
    Brajadulal Chattopadhyay
    20. Smart cementitious nano-composites for self sensing of structures
    Saptarshi Sasmal
    21. Application of Self-Healing Nanoconcretes
    Anwar Khitab, Waqas Anwar, Zain-Ul Abdin, Seemab Tayyab and Omar Abdullah Ibrahim Sr.
    22. Cement integrity in CO2 sequestrations sites: An effective nano based approach
    Raoof Gholami
    23. Bio self-healing nanoconcretes
    Aydin Berenjian
    24. Mortar Containing Ceramic Nanoparticles
    Hossein Mohammadhosseini
    25. Enhancement routes of corrosion resistance in the steel reinforced concrete by using nanomaterials
    Mahdi Yeganeh
    26. Application of Nanosilica in Cement and Concrete
    Sakshi Gupta
    27. Reinforcing Cementitious Composites with Graphene Oxide for Enhanced Mechanical Performance – Prospects and Challenges
    Asad Hanif
    28. Macroscopic CNTs as promising reinforcements for concrete structures
    RameshBabu Chandran
    29. Nanoseeds as modifiers of the cement hydration kinetics
    Gilberto Artioli, Giorgio Ferrari and Maria Chiara Dalconi

Product details

  • No. of pages: 724
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2019
  • Published: November 1, 2019
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128178553
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128178546

About the Editors

Mohd Shahir Liew

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.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Faculty of Geosciences and Petroleum Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Petronas, Malaysia

Phuong Nguyen-Tri

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

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Chemistry, University of Montreal, Montreal, Canada

Tuan Anh Nguyen

Dr. Tuan Anh Nguyen is a principal research scientist at the 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. His research activities include smart coatings, conducting polymers, corrosion and protection of metals/concrete, antibacterial materials, and advanced nanomaterials. He is the Editor-In-Chief of "Kenkyu Journal of Nanotechnology & Nanoscience".

Affiliations and Expertise

Principal Research Scientist, Institute for Tropical Technology, Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology, Hanoi, Vietnam

Saeid Kakooei

Saeid Kakooei is Senior Lecturer at Mechanical Engineering Department, Universiti Teknologi Petronas, Malaysia. His research focuses in the areas of corrosion and failure analysis

Affiliations and Expertise

Senior Lecturer, Mechanical Engineering Department, Universiti Teknologi Petronas, Malaysia

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