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Smart and Multifunctional Concrete Toward Sustainable Infrastructures

Smart and Multifunctional Concrete Toward Sustainable Infrastructures

Author: Baoguo Han

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9789811043499

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 400

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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.

Recent Advances in Nano-Tailored Multi-Functional Cementitious Composites

Recent Advances in Nano-Tailored Multi-Functional Cementitious Composites

Author: Mustafa Şahmaran

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

ISBN: 9780323852302

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 512

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Over the past few years, concrete technology has advanced quite dramatically thanks to the use of a great variety of additives and admixtures, which have paved the way for the effective development of new-generation concrete mixtures. Among these additives and admixtures, nanomaterials used in construction materials such as paste, mortar, and concrete mixtures have become very popular recently. Much of the previous attention in regard to the utilization of nanomaterials in construction materials was specifically devoted to the characterization of their fresh-state, hydration, microstructure, pore structure, mechanical, transport, and durability properties. However, research into the tailoring of multi-functional properties of construction materials (especially cementitious) with the use of nanomaterials is still in its infancy. Recent Advances in Nano-Tailored Multi-Functional Cementitious Composites aims to capture recent major scientific advances and the current state of the art in multi-functional cementitious composites developed with nanomaterials. The book will provide researchers, engineers, and other stakeholders with an insight into future directions of multi-functional capabilities of cementitious composites. Chapters focus on the large-scale development, characterization, and application of multi-functional cementitious composites addressing the following topics: nano-modified concrete; strain-hardening cementitious composites; self-sensing concrete; self-healing and bacteria-based concrete; self-cleaning concrete; self-consolidating concrete; material/construction technology for 3D printing; thermal insulation capability; green concretes including geopolymer concrete; nanoscale characterization methods; low CO2 reactive magnesia cements; and future developments and challenges of nano-tailored cementitious composites. The book will be an essential reference resource for academic and industrial researchers, materials scientists, and civil engineers working on the development and application of nano-tailored multi-functional cementitious composites. Provides very comprehensive and unique details about multi-functional properties of cementitious composites. Presents a detailed account of investigations conducted into the application of nanomaterials and nanoscale tailoring to achieve multi-functional properties for cementitious composites. Features state-of-the-art preparation, production, processing, and implementation techniques of nanoscale tailoring of multi-functional cementitious composites starting from laboratory to large scale.

Nano-Engineered Cementitious Composites

Nano-Engineered Cementitious Composites

Author: Baoguo Han

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9789811370786

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 731

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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 Eco-efficient Construction

Nanotechnology in Eco-efficient Construction

Author: Fernando Pacheco-Torgal

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

ISBN: 9780081026427

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 896

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Covering the latest technologies, Nanotechnology in eco-efficient construction provides an authoritative guide to the role of nanotechnology in the development of eco-efficient construction materials and sustainable construction. The book contains a special focus on applications concerning concrete and cement, as nanotechnology is driving significant development in concrete technologies. The new edition has 14 new chapters, including 3 new parts: Mortars and concrete related applications; Applications for pavements and other structural materials; and Toxicity, safety handling and environmental impacts. Civil engineers requiring an understanding of eco-efficient construction materials, as well as researchers and architects within any field of nanotechnology, eco-efficient materials or the construction industry will find this updated reference to be highly valuable. Addresses issues such as toxicity and LCA aspects New chapters covering safety handling on occupational exposure of nanoparticles and the assessment of personal exposure to airborne nanomaterials Discusses the effects of adding nano-particles on the durability and on the properties of geopolymers

Fundamentals of Sustainable Urban Design

Fundamentals of Sustainable Urban Design

Author: Avi Friedman

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030608651

Category: Architecture

Page: 328

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This book begins with an introduction describing current societal transformations that merit new urban designs, including depletion of non-renewable natural resources, elevated levels of greenhouse gas emissions, large numbers of aging “Baby Boomers,” and climate change. Dr. Friedman then examines these challenges through thirty chapters of interest to urban designers, architects, civil and construction engineers, and town planners. Each of these topics represents an aspect of urban design and describes an innovative solution and offers a detailed description of underlying principles. The highly illustrated text presents innovative urban design strategies based on sustainable principles. Integrated with each chapter are several international case studies illustrating design implementations.

Sustainable Construction Materials

Sustainable Construction Materials

Author: K. S. Satyanarayanan

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9789811664038

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 477

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This book presents the select proceedings of the International Conference on Advances in Construction Materials and Management (ACMM 2021). It discusses the recent innovations towards construction management, building technology and new materials in practice in civil engineering. Various topics covered include architecture and urban planning, smart materials and structures, GIS in construction application, transportation materials and engineering, geotechnical applications in construction, energy and sustainability, green building technologies and materials and construction management. The book will be useful for beginners, researchers and professionals working in the area of civil engineering.

Nanocarbon and Its Composites

Nanocarbon and Its Composites

Author: Anish Khan

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

ISBN: 9780081025109

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 872

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Nanocarbon and Its Composites: Preparation, Properties and Applications provides a detailed and comprehensive review of all major innovations in the field of nanocarbons and their composites, including preparation, properties and applications. Coverage is broad and quite extensive, encouraging future research in carbon-based materials, which are in high demand due to the need to develop more sustainable, recyclable and eco-friendly methods for materials. Chapters are written by eminent scholars and leading experts from around the globe who discuss the properties and applications of carbon-based materials, such as nanotubes (buckytubes), fullerenes, cones, horns, rods, foams, nanodiamonds and carbon black, and much more. Chapters provide cutting-edge, up-to-date research findings on the use of carbon-based materials in different application fields and illustrate how to achieve significant enhancements in physical, chemical, mechanical and thermal properties. Demonstrates systematic approaches and investigations from design, synthesis, characterization and applications of nanocarbon based composites Aims to compile information on the various aspects of synthesis, properties and applications of nano-carbon based materials Presents a useful reference and technical guide for university academics and postgraduate students (Masters and Ph.D.)

Carbon Nanotubes and Carbon Nanofibers in Concrete—Advantages and Potential Risks

Carbon Nanotubes and Carbon Nanofibers in Concrete—Advantages and Potential Risks

Author: Andrzej Cwirzen

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780323855723

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 382

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This book focuses on the application of carbon nanotubes and carbon nanofibers in traditional concretes based on Portland cement. Fundamental information is given related to the production technologies of carbon nanotubes and carbon nanofibers, as well as concretes and methods of incorporation. It also contains a section focusing on the possible negative effects of carbon nanotubes and carbon nanofibers on animals and humans. The book indicates benefits and possible problems related to the application of carbon nanotubes and carbon nanofibers in concrete. It is designed to be easy to access and digest for the reader, aiming to reach an audience, not only from academia, but also from the construction industry, materials producers, and contractors who might work with nanomaterials. Outlines the major properties and synthesis methods for carbon nanomaterials in concrete engineering; Explains the role of carbon nanotubes and nanofibers in creating high-performance concrete; Assesses the major challenges of integrating carbon nanomaterials into concrete manufacture on an industrial scale.

Self-Healing Composite Materials

Self-Healing Composite Materials

Author: Anish Khan

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

ISBN: 9780128173558

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 442

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Self-Healing Composite Materials: From Designs to Applications provides a unique resource on self-healing composites for materials scientists and engineers in academia, as well as researchers involved in the aerospace, automotive, wind-generation, construction, consumer goods and marine industries. There is a huge demand for self-healing composites that respond to their environment like living matter. Unlike other composites, self-healing composites are combined with carbon materials and resins to form a recoverable composite material. This book covers the manufacturing, design and characterization of self-healing composites, including their morphological, structural, mechanical, thermal and electrical properties. The title begins with mathematical background and then considers innovative approaches to physical modeling, analysis and design techniques, providing a robust knowledge of modern self-healing composites with commercial applications. Covers composite fabrication from polymer, nano oxides, epoxy and plastics Gives detailed examples on how self-healing composites may be used Provides readers with a robust knowledge of self-healing composites Presents a unified approach to these human-friendly, commercially valuable materials

Artificial Intelligence for Renewable Energy systems

Artificial Intelligence for Renewable Energy systems

Author: Ashutosh Kumar Dubey

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

ISBN: 9780323906616

Category: Science

Page: 408

View: 357

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Artificial Intelligence for Renewable Energy Systems addresses the energy industries remarkable move from traditional power generation to a cost-effective renewable energy system, and most importantly, the paradigm shift from a market-based cost of the commodity to market-based technological advancements. Featuring recent developments and state-of-the-art applications of artificial intelligence in renewable energy systems design, the book emphasizes how AI supports effective prediction for energy generation, electric grid related line loss prediction, load forecasting, and for predicting equipment failure prevention. Looking at approaches in system modeling and performance prediction of renewable energy systems, this volume covers power generation systems, building service systems and combustion processes, exploring advances in machine learning, artificial neural networks, fuzzy logic, genetic algorithms and hybrid mechanisms. Includes real-time applications that illustrates artificial intelligence and machine learning for various renewable systems Features a templated approach that can be used to explore results, with scientific implications followed by detailed case studies Covers computational capabilities and varieties for renewable system design

Composites and Advanced Materials for Industrial Applications

Composites and Advanced Materials for Industrial Applications

Author: Kumar, K.

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781522552178

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 402

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The design and study of materials is a pivotal component to new discoveries in the various fields of science and technology. By better understanding the components and structures of materials, researchers can increase their applications across different industries. Composites and Advanced Materials for Industrial Applications is a critical scholarly resource that examines recent advances in the field of application of composite materials. Featuring coverage on a broad range of topics such as nanocomposites, hybrid composites, and fabrication techniques, this book is a vital reference source for engineers, academics, researchers, students, professionals, and practitioners seeking current research on improvements in manufacturing processes and developments of new analytical and testing methods.

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Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9789811963131

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Page: 441

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