Concrete is at something of a crossroads: there are many opportunities and some threats. For those opportunities to change into beneficial practice, engineers, material scientists, architects manufacturers and suppliers must focus on the changes that are required to champion concrete and maintain its dominance within the global construction industry.
The Concrete Technology Unit (CTU) of the University of Dundee organised this Congress to address these changes, under the theme Global Construction: Ultimate Concrete Opportunities 5-7 July 2005.
The three-day International Congress consisted of ten Events:
Applications of Nanotechnology in Concrete Design forms the proceeding of Event 8 and deals with such issues as techniques, instrumentation and materials and theoretical modelling and applications.
Scientific and Technical Committee
Sponsoring Organisations with Exhibition
THEME 1 TECHNIQUES, INSTRUMENTATION AND MATERIALS
• Micro-Damage Characterisation of Concrete Structures Based on Acoustic Emission
• Scanning Probe Microscopy Techniques for the Study of Cementitious Materials as Nanoscale: Current Status and Challenges Ahead
• Overview of Concrete Modelling
• Size Effect in Nanoindentation of Cement Paste
• Influence of Nano-Sized Mineral Additions on Performance of SCC
THEME 2 THEORETICAL MODELLING AND APPLICATIONS
• Multi-Scale Modelling in Engineering Practice and Materials Research - A Vehicle for Progress
• Creating Bio-mimetic Microstructures in Cement -A Preliminary Study
• Effects of Nanosilica Additions on Cement Pastes
• Nanostructural Superplasticizers for In-Lining Concrete in Underground Projects
• Theory of the Stress-Strain Relationship of Concrete and Steel
• Closing Paper
Index of Authors