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Thermal and electrical behavior of nano-modified cement mortar
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Paper Abstract

This research aims in characterizing modified cement mortar with carbon nanotubes (CNTs) that act as nanoreinforcements leading to the development of innovative materials possessing multi-functionality and smartness. Such multifunctional properties include enhanced mechanical behavior, electrical and thermal conductivity, and piezo-electric characteristics. The effective thermal properties of the modified nano-composites were evaluated using IR Thermography. The electrical resistivity was measured with a contact test method using a custom made apparatus and applying a known D.C. voltage. To eliminate any polarization effects the specimens were dried in an oven before testing. In this work, the thermal and electrical properties of the nano-modified materials were studied by nondestructively monitoring their structural integrity in real time using the intrinsic multi-functional properties of the material as damage sensors.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 April 2014
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 9062, Smart Sensor Phenomena, Technology, Networks, and Systems Integration 2014, 906212 (10 April 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2052865
Show Author Affiliations
D. A. Exarchos, Univ. of Ioannina (Greece)
P. T. Dalla, Univ. of Ioannina (Greece)
I. K. Tragazikis, Univ. of Ioannina (Greece)
P. Alafogianni, Univ. of Ioannina (Greece)
N.-M. Barkoula, Univ. of Ioannina (Greece)
A. S. Paipetis, Univ. of Ioannina (Greece)
K. G. Dassios, Univ. of Ioannina (Greece)
T. E. Matikas, Univ. of Ioannina (Greece)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9062:
Smart Sensor Phenomena, Technology, Networks, and Systems Integration 2014
Wolfgang Ecke; Kara J. Peters; Norbert G. Meyendorf; Theodoros E. Matikas, Editor(s)

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