Highly Conductive Carbon Fiber Reinforced Concrete for Icing Prevention and Curing

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Title: Highly Conductive Carbon Fiber Reinforced Concrete for Icing Prevention and Curing
Authors: Galao Malo, Oscar | Bañón, Luis | Baeza, F. Javier | Carmona Calero, Jesús | Garcés, Pedro
Research Group/s: Durabilidad de Materiales y Construcciones en Ingeniería y Arquitectura | Ingeniería del Terreno y sus Estructuras (InTerEs) | Grupo de Ensayo, Simulación y Modelización de Estructuras (GRESMES)
Center, Department or Service: Universidad de Alicante. Departamento de Ingeniería Civil
Keywords: Conductive concrete | Deicing | Heating | Carbon fibers | Multifunctional composites
Knowledge Area: Ingeniería del Terreno | Ingeniería e Infraestructura de los Transportes | Mecánica de Medios Continuos y Teoría de Estructuras | Ingeniería de la Construcción
Issue Date: 12-Apr-2016
Publisher: MDPI
Citation: Galao O, Bañón L, Baeza FJ, Carmona J, Garcés P. Highly Conductive Carbon Fiber Reinforced Concrete for Icing Prevention and Curing. Materials. 2016; 9(4):281. doi:10.3390/ma9040281
Abstract: This paper aims to study the feasibility of highly conductive carbon fiber reinforced concrete (CFRC) as a self-heating material for ice formation prevention and curing in pavements. Tests were carried out in lab ambient conditions at different fixed voltages and then introduced in a freezer at −15 °C. The specimens inside the freezer were exposed to different fixed voltages when reaching +5 °C for prevention of icing and when reaching the temperature inside the freezer, i.e., −15 °C, for curing of icing. Results show that this concrete could act as a heating element in pavements with risk of ice formation, consuming a reasonable amount of energy for both anti-icing (prevention) and deicing (curing), which could turn into an environmentally friendly and cost-effective deicing method.
Sponsor: Authors want to acknowledge Generalitat Valenciana (PROMETEO/2013/035) for their economic support on this research, including funds for covering the costs to publish in open access.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10045/54311
ISSN: 1996-1944
DOI: 10.3390/ma9040281
Language: eng
Type: info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Rights: © 2016 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 (CC-BY) license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).
Peer Review: si
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/ma9040281
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