Controlling properties of concrete through nanotechnology

S. 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
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages1
ISBN (Electronic)9780203856017
ISBN (Print)9780415876377
StatePublished - Jan 1 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)


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