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Trends in Civil Engineering and its Architecture

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Nanotechnology in Concrete: Small Things Shape a Great Future

Volume 1 - Issue 1

Siqi Ding1, Liqing Zhang2, Xun Yu3, Baoguo Han2* and Jinping Ou2

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    • 1 Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
    • 2 School of Civil Engineering, Dalian University of Technology, China
    • 3 Department of Mechanical Engineering, New York Institute of Technology, USA

    *Corresponding author: Shuohui Yin, School of Mechanical Engineering, Xiangtan University, Xiangtan, Hunan, 411105, PR China

Received: January 22, 2018;   Published: January 25, 2018

DOI: 10.32474/TCEIA.2018.01.000101

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Abstract

Concrete changes the world. Nanotechnology changes the concrete world. The nano-engineered concrete can be intelligent, strong, durable, easy to fabricate, recyclable and eco-friendly. Its potential benefits include improved infrastructures reliability and longevity, enhanced structural performance and durability, improved safety against natural hazards and vibrations, reduced lifecycle costs in operating and managing infrastructures, and reduced burdens on resources, energy and environment.

Abstract| Concrete related to sustainable development of human society| Improving concrete performance to meet the ever-increasing demand for infrastructure construction| Nanotechnology adding new impetus for developing high-performance and smart/multifunctional concrete| Conclusion| Acknowledgement| References|

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