Project AcronymNSC
Project full titleNano-Modified Smart Concrete
Grant Agreement Number11ΣΥΝ_5_1430
Total cost1679000 €
Public Contribution1267000 €
Starting date02.10.2013
Ending date30.06.2015
Duration21 months

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Nano-Modified Smart Concrete

The proposed work aims to develop innovative nano-modified cement, and concrete, which will be used as components in multi-functional, smart structural elements.

A structure is considered smart when it is made from a material that, among other things, has certain desirable properties (multi-functionality). Such properties, when monitored non-destructively, can provide information regarding the integrity during the lifetime of a structure (smart). The real-time monitoring of the multifunctional characteristics of the material enables the prediction of the level of damage and/or the potential failure of the structure.

Smart cement-based structures should be therefore made out of modified concrete with properties different than those of the conventional concrete. The conventional concrete is not electrically conductive; its heat capacity is high, while its thermal insulation property is low. In addition, its flexural strength and toughness are low, therefore requiring steel reinforcement in large quantities for using it in structural applications.