Nanotechnology in construction 9780854046232, 0854046232

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Nanotechnology in construction
 9780854046232, 0854046232

Table of contents :
Content: Nanotechnology and Construction in the 21 Century
From nanotechnology to new production systems: the EU perspective
Nanotechnology in civil engineering
Nanotechnology: business and investment opportunities
Integration of European nanotechnology research in construction
Application of nanotechnology in construction - current status and future potential
Nanotechnology for construction
beyond the imagery
Techniques and Instrumentation
Focused Ion Beams (fib) - tools for serial sectioning of nanoindentation sites in cementitious materials
Micro - an intermediate step to nano level analysis in concrete like composites
Applications of DualBeam in the analysis of construction materials
Synchrotron-Radiation X-ray Tomography: a method for the 3d verification of cement microstructure and its evolution during hydration
Observation of the nanostructure of cement hydration by Soft X-ray Transmission Microscopy
Study of pozzolan-cement interaction by Atomic Force Microscopy (afm)
Estimation of the degree of hydration and phase constitutions by the SEM-BSE image analysis in relation to the development of strength in cement pastes and mortars
Modification of cement paste with silica fume - a NMR study
Modelling and temperature dependence of microstructure formation in cement based materials
Numerical modelling of volume changes in cement-based systems at early ages
Numerical modelling and experimental observations of the pore structure of cement-based materials
Virtual concrete: working at the nanometer scale
Evaluation of theoretical models for assessing interfacial properties in aged grc using fibre push-in test
Moving-window representation of interfacial debonding in concrete
Molecular modelling of confined fluids and solid-fluid interfaces in Portland cement and related materials
Density functional calculation of elastic properties of portlandite and foshagite
Exploring the micro-mechanics of open-ended pile driving via discrete element modelling
Materials and Products
Nanostructure of single carbon fibres investigated with synchrotron radiation
High-performance nanostructured materials for construction
Synthesis and characterization of nanoparticulate calcium aluminates
Effects of water-cement ratio and curing age on the threshold pore width of hardened cement paste
Effect of curing regime and type of activator on properties of alkali-activated fly ash
Take a closer look: calcium sulphate based building materials in interaction with chemical additives
Investigation of the micro-mechanical properties of underwater concrete
Thin films and coatings: atomic engineering
The Nanohouse (TM) - an Australian initiative to develop the home of the future
Building fathade integrated quantum dot concentrated solar electricity production
Microsystems for the control of cable vibration
Carbon nanotubes and their application in the construction industry
Nano-science and -technology for asphalt pavements
Natural roofing slate: the use of instrumented indentation technique to measure changes in the elastic modulus and hardness due to weathering
Use of instrumented indentations for quality control of building materials
Subject Index.

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