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Mechanical Properties and Durability of Concrete Doped with Nano-CaCO3

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Herein, cementitious material was doped with nano-CaCO3 in order to examine its impact on the mechanical, shrinkage and durability of concrete. The performance of plain concrete (PC) was compared with four concretes by varying the nano-CaCO3 contents. Favorable mechanical properties and durability of concrete resulted when the concrete was doped with an appropriate amount of nano-CaCO3 while the mechanical properties and durability of the concrete was weekend in the excess of nano-CaCO3. The detailed analysis revealed that the compactness of concrete with nanoparticles was significantly higher than that of PC, while an excess of nano-CaCO3 would result in the local relaxation and expansion of concrete. Additionally, nanoCaCO3 increased the dry shrinkage of the concrete and the shrinkage ratio of nano-concretes at different ages were higher than those of PCs.
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Keywords: DURABILITY; MECHANICAL PROPERTIES; NANO-CACO3; NANO-CONCRETE

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: August 1, 2017

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  • Journal of Nanoelectronics and Optoelectronics (JNO) is an international and cross-disciplinary peer reviewed journal to consolidate emerging experimental and theoretical research activities in the areas of nanoscale electronic and optoelectronic materials and devices into a single and unique reference source. JNO aims to facilitate the dissemination of interdisciplinary research results in the inter-related and converging fields of nanoelectronics and optoelectronics.
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