• Corpus ID: 55017735

Sustainability of Carbon Nanotube-Reinforced Concrete

  title={Sustainability of Carbon Nanotube-Reinforced Concrete},
  author={Rashad Al Araj and Adil K. Tamimi},
  journal={World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology, International Journal of Civil, Environmental, Structural, Construction and Architectural Engineering},
  • R. Araj, A. Tamimi
  • Published 1 May 2017
  • Materials Science, Engineering
  • World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology, International Journal of Civil, Environmental, Structural, Construction and Architectural Engineering
Concrete, despite being one of the most produced materials in the world, still has weaknesses and drawbacks. Significant concern of the cementitious materials in structural applications is their quasi-brittle behavior, which causes the material to crack and lose its durability. One of the very recently proposed mitigations for this problem is the implementation of nanotechnology in the concrete mix by adding carbon nanotubes (CNTs) to it. CNTs can enhance the critical mechanical properties of… 

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