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Nanotechnology in Eco-Efficient Construction by M Diamanti, C Goran-Granqvist, A Nazari, Fernando Pacheco-Torgal

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Nanoparticles for high performance concrete (HPC)

F. Pacheco-Torgal,     University of Minho, Portugal

S. Miraldo,     University of Aveiro, Portugal

Y. Ding,     Dalian University of Technology, China

J.A. Labrincha,     University of Aveiro & CICECO, Portugal

Abstract:

According to the 2011 ERMCO statistics, only 11% of the production of ready-mixed concrete relates to the high performance concrete (HPC) target. This percentage has remained unchanged since at least 2001 and appears a strange choice on the part of the construction industry, as HPC offers several advantages over normal-strength concrete, specifically those of high strength and durability. It allows for concrete structures requiring less steel reinforcement and offers ...

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