Nano-engineered meta cement-based materials and durability

Surendra P. Shah, Pengkun Hou

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Meta-materials are defined as nano-engineered materials that possess advanced processing, enhanced properties, and superior performance. Such properties are unprecedented and not possible to achieve with conventional approach. This paper reviews the development of several meta cement-based materials achieved by nanomodification technique, including the nano-engineered C-S-H gel, nano-engineered surface treatment and nano-engineered carbon nano fibers (CNT and CNF) Results on the durability of surface treated cement-based materials reflects advantages of meta-cement-based materials regarding their performances under severe environments. Such approaches open new directions on cement/concrete research.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalAmerican Concrete Institute, ACI Special Publication
Issue numberSP 326
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018
Event2nd International Workshop on Durability and Sustainability of Concrete Structures, DSCS 2018 - Moscow, Russian Federation
Duration: Jun 6 2018Jun 7 2018


  • Concrete
  • Durability
  • Functionalizability
  • Nano-engineering

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction
  • General Materials Science


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