publication . Article . 2012

Sustainable monitoring of concrete structures: strength and durability performance of polymer-modified self-sensing concrete

Fernando Pacheco-Torgal; Said Jalali; J. Gonzalez;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2012
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Country: Portugal
Concrete structures all over the world are reaching the end of their service life sooner than expected. This is due to the fact that ordinary Portland cement-based concrete deteriorates under environmental actions and also that structural inspections and conservation actions are expensive. Besides, as they consume energy and non-renewable resources, they have negative environmental impacts. Self-sensing concrete provides an alternative way of monitoring concrete-reinforced structures at a much lesser cost and with lesser environmental impact. Although the short-term mechanical properties of these materials are usually well documented, the long-term durability is...
free text keywords: Self-sensing concrete, Carbon fibre, Chloride diffusion, Water penetration, Polymer, Science & Technology, General Engineering, Polymer modified, Portland cement, law.invention, law, Forensic engineering, Durability, Civil engineering, Environmental science, Environmental impact assessment, Carbon fibers, visual_art.visual_art_medium, visual_art, Service life, Self sensing
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