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Monitoring of concrete curing using nanotechnology/MEMS devices



Title: Monitoring of concrete curing using nanotechnology/MEMS devices
Author(s): Mohamed Saafi, Peter Romine
Paper category : conference
Book title: International RILEM Symposium on Concrete Science and Engineering: A Tribute to Arnon Bentur
Editor(s): J. Weiss, K. Kovler, J. Marchand, and S. Mindess
Print-ISBN: None
e-ISBN: 2912143926
Publisher: RILEM Publications SARL
Publication year: 2004
Nb references: 11
Language: English


Abstract: Early age concrete properties and strength gain are mainly related to the hydration of cement and moisture transfer. In this paper we will present a new technique that is currently under development for monitoring concrete setting and hardening. The new monitoring technique consists of embedding Nanotechnology/MicroElectroMechanical System (MEMS) devices into concrete during construction to wirelessly monitor certain key parameters affecting the early age behavior of concrete structures such as in-place strength and shrinkage stresses. To test the feasibility of the proposed devices in monitoring temperature, moisture and early age shrinkage as well as to evaluate their durability when embedded into concrete, experimental tests were performed and preliminary results are presented in this paper.


Online publication: 2004-03-25
Classification: Pore Structure and Curing
Publication type : full_text
Public price (Euros): 0.00
doi: 10.1617/2912143926.012