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Nanotechnology in Construction : Special Publication - Peter J. M. Bartos

Nanotechnology in Construction

Special Publication

By: Peter J. M. Bartos (Editor), John J. Hughes (Editor), Pavel Trtik (Editor), Wenzhong Zhu (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 1st July 2004
ISBN: 9780854046232
Number Of Pages: 412

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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 books 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.

From nanotechnology to new production systems : the EU perspectivep. 3
Nanotechnology in civil engineeringp. 13
Nanotechnology : business and investment opportunitiesp. 23
Integration of European nanotechnology research in constructionp. 25
Application of nanotechnology in construction - current status and future potentialp. 31
Nanotechnology for construction : beyond the imageryp. 47
Focused ion beams (fib) - tools for serial sectioning of nanoindentation sites in cementitious materialsp. 53
Micro - an intermediate step to nano level analysis in concrete like compositesp. 63
Applications of DualBeam in the analysis of construction materialsp. 75
Synchrotron-radiation X-ray tomography : a method for the 3d verification of cement microstructure and its evolution during hydrationp. 89
Observation of the nanostructure of cement hydration by soft X-ray transmission microscopyp. 101
Study of pozzolan-cement interaction by atomic force microscopy (afm)p. 105
Estimation of the degree of hydration and phase constitutions by the SEM-BSE image analysis in relation to the development of strength in cement pastes and mortarsp. 111
Modification of cement paste with silica fume - a NMR studyp. 123
Modelling and temperature dependence of microstructure formation in cement based materialsp. 135
Numerical modelling of volume changes in cement-based systems at early agesp. 143
Numerical modelling and experimental observations of the pore structure of cement-based materialsp. 155
Virtual concrete : working at the nanometer scalep. 165
Evaluation of theoretical models for assessing interfacial properties in aged grc using fibre push-in testp. 169
Moving-window representation of interfacial debonding in concretep. 179
Molecular modeling of confined fluids and solid-fluid interfaces in portland cement and related materialsp. 183
Density functional calculation of elastic properties of portlandite and foshagitep. 185
Exploring the micro-mechanics of open-ended pile driving via discrete element modellingp. 193
Nanostructure of single carbon fibres investigated with synchroton radiationp. 205
High-performance nanostructured materials for constructionp. 215
Synthesis and characterization of nanoparticulate calcium aluminatesp. 227
Effects of water-cement ratio and curing age on the threshold pore width of hardened cement pastep. 239
Effect of curing regime and type of activator on properties of alkali-activated fly ashp. 249
Take a closer look : calcium sulphate based building materials in interaction with chemical additivesp. 263
Investigation of the micro-mechanical properties of underwater concretep. 273
Thin films and coatings : atomic engineeringp. 285
The nanohouse - an Australian initiative to develop the home of the futurep. 291
Building facade integrated quantum dot concentrated solar electricity productionp. 305
Microsystems for the control of cable vibrationp. 321
Carbon nanotubes and their application in the construction industryp. 331
Nano-science and -technology for asphalt pavementsp. 343
Natural roofing slate : the use of instrumented indentation technique to measure changes in the elastic modulus and hardness due to weatheringp. 357
Use of instrumented indentations for quality control of building materialsp. 367
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ISBN: 9780854046232
ISBN-10: 0854046232
Series: Special Publication
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 412
Published: 1st July 2004
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.62 x 16.26  x 2.79
Weight (kg): 0.73