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The effect of CNTs reinforcement on thermal and electrical properties of cement-based materials
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Paper Abstract

This research aims to investigate the influence of the nano-reinforcement on the thermal properties of cement mortar. Nano-modified cement mortar with carbon nanotubes (CNTs) 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 assessment of the thermal behavior was evaluated using IR Thermography. Two different thermographic techniques are used to monitor the influence of the nano-reinforcement. To eliminate any extrinsic effects (e.g. humidity) the specimens were dried in an oven before testing. The electrical resistivity was measured with a contact test method using a custom made apparatus and applying a known D.C. voltage. This study indicate that the CNTs nano-reinforcement enhance the thermal and electrical properties and demonstrate them useful as sensors in a wide variety of applications.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 March 2015
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 9436, Smart Sensor Phenomena, Technology, Networks, and Systems Integration 2015, 94360E (27 March 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2085491
Show Author Affiliations
D. A. Exarchos, Univ. of Ioannina (Greece)
P. T. Dalla, Univ. of Ioannina (Greece)
I. K. Tragazikis, Univ. of Ioannina (Greece)
T. E. Matikas, Univ. of Ioannina (Greece)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9436:
Smart Sensor Phenomena, Technology, Networks, and Systems Integration 2015
Kara J. Peters, Editor(s)

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