Mechanical Properties and Durability of CNT Cement Composites

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Title: Mechanical Properties and Durability of CNT Cement Composites
Authors: Camacho Ballesta, María del Carmen | Galao Malo, Oscar | Baeza, F. Javier | Zornoza, Emilio | Garcés, Pedro
Research Group/s: Durabilidad de Materiales y Construcciones en Ingeniería y Arquitectura | Grupo de Ensayo, Simulación y Modelización de Estructuras (GRESMES)
Center, Department or Service: Universidad de Alicante. Departamento de Ingeniería Civil
Keywords: CNT | Multifunctional composites | Cement | Durability | Mechanical properties
Knowledge Area: Ingeniería del Terreno | Mecánica de Medios Continuos y Teoría de Estructuras | Ingeniería de la Construcción
Issue Date: 28-Feb-2014
Publisher: MDPI
Citation: Materials. 2014, 7(3):1640-1651. doi:10.3390/ma7031640
Abstract: In the present paper, changes in mechanical properties of Portland cement-based mortars due to the addition of carbon nanotubes (CNT) and corrosion of embedded steel rebars in CNT cement pastes are reported. Bending strength, compression strength, porosity and density of mortars were determined and related to the CNT dosages. CNT cement paste specimens were exposed to carbonation and chloride attacks, and results on steel corrosion rate tests were related to CNT dosages. The increase in CNT content implies no significant variations of mechanical properties but higher steel corrosion intensities were observed.
Sponsor: The authors would like to acknowledge the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation (Ref: Mat 2009-10866) and Generalitat Valenciana (PROMETEO/2013/035) for their economic support on this research.
ISSN: 1996-1944
DOI: 10.3390/ma7031640
Language: eng
Type: info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Rights: © 2014 by the authors; licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution license (
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