Amalgamation Of Nano Carbon For The Advancement Of The Performance In Mechanical Properties Of The Concrete: A Cementitious Material
Hitesh R. Ashani, Sachin P. Parikh, Jaysukh H. Markna
Volume 2, Issue 11, Page 711-715, Year 2017 | DOI: 10.5185/amp.2017/732
Keywords: Carbon black, nano technology, concrete, mechanical properties, C-S-H gel structure.
Abstract: Nanotechnology is considered as one of the active research area of 21st century due to its increasing economic importance and ability to study the material at nano scale to improve its behavior in construction industry. Concrete the second highest consume commodity on the planet after water is highly heterogeneous material with thumping performance challenges on it. Demand of concrete is increasing due to increasing demand for infrastructure development, rapid urbanization, rapid industrial development, population growth, economic development of the nation etc. A little diminution in the number of problems related with concrete would add up to noteworthy recital enhancement and economic benefits to society and nation. In the present communication, the cement one of the main ingredient of concrete was replaced with a range of 5%, 10%, 15% and 20 % of the weight of cement by nano carbon material to study the effect on the mechanical properties like – compressive strength, surface hardness, water absorption, consistency, morphology on nano carbon concrete specimen. A rapport was made between standard and nano carbon black concrete specimen to arrive at a legitimate conclusion that improvement in the mechanical properties like strength, hardness, compactness etc. and C-S-H gel structure is obtained. Copyright © 2017 VBRI Press.