Controlling properties of concrete through nanotechnology

Surendra P Shah*

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This article is a summation of recent work at the Center for Advanced Cement-Based Materials (ACBM) at Northwestern University. ACBM's areas of focus currently include self-consolidating concrete (SCC) and nano-modification of paste matrices with carbon nanotubes. Concerning SCC, three projects discussed here include reducing formwork pressure through use of nanoclays, quality control of fiber-reinforced SCC using an AC-IS method, and development of an improved slipform paving concrete. All of these topics share innovative processing techniques to ensure superior concretes that can further today's growing need for reliable high performance concretes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAdvances in Cement-Based Materials - Proceedings of the International Conference on Advanced Concrete Materials
Number of pages8
StatePublished - Dec 1 2010
EventInternational Conference on Advanced Concrete Materials, ACM 2009 - Stellenbosch, South Africa
Duration: Nov 17 2009Nov 19 2009


OtherInternational Conference on Advanced Concrete Materials, ACM 2009
Country/TerritorySouth Africa

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Building and Construction


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