Paramita Mondal

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Ultrasonic tomography is a powerful tool for identifying defects within an object or structure. This method can be applied on structures where x-ray tomography is impractical due to size, low contrast, or safety concerns. By taking many ultrasonic pulse velocity (UPV) readings through the object, an image of the internal velocity variations can be(More)
The primary objectives of this thesis were to synthesize calcium silicate hydrate (C-S-H) and calcium aluminosilicate hydrate (C-AS -H) and characterize their structures with varying Ca/Si ratios and aluminum content. As a secondary objective, carbonation behavior in synthesized C-S-H was studied. C-S-H was synthesized in the lab using two different(More)
A graphene based composite with gold nanoparticles has been synthesized via a simple chemical route and the structure and compositions of nanocomposite has been characterized. The catalyst was found to be remarkably stable and active for the oxidative esterification of alcohols under present reaction conditions using molecular oxygen as green oxidant and(More)
A new ruthenium-grafted mesoporous organic polymer Ru-MPTAT-1 has been synthesized via simple and facile in situ radical polymerization of 2,4,6-triallyloxy-1,3,5-triazine (TAT) in aqueous medium in the presence of an anionic surfactant (sodium dodecyl sulfate) as a template, followed by grafting of Ru(II) onto its surface. Ru-MPTAT-1 has been characterized(More)
This report discusses the application of expansive cements (Type K and Type G) and shrinkage-reducing admixtures (SRAs) in reducing the cracking due to drying shrinkage. The Type K expansive cement contained portland cement and calcium sulfoaluminate-based component whereas the Type G expansive system was made of portland cement and CaO-based component. The(More)
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