Sustainable Structural Health Monitoring and Piezoresistivity Behavior for Green Synthetic Concrete
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 April 2024 | Viewed by 1534
2. College of Engineering, American University of Iraq, Sulaimani, Kurdistan region, Sulaimani-Kirkuk Rd, Sulaymaniyah 46001, Iraq
Interests: cement; concrete; soil mechanics; rock mechanics; sustainability; modeling
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Interests: green synthesis method; silver nanoparticles; metal electroplating
Concrete is a composite material of fine and coarse aggregate bonded with a fluid cement (cement paste) that hardens (cures) over time. Concrete is the second most used substance in the world after water and is the most widely used building material. Its usage worldwide, ton for ton, is twice that of steel, wood, plastics, and aluminum combined. Globally, the ready-mix concrete industry, the largest concrete market segment, is projected to exceed USD 600 billion in revenue by 2025. This widespread use results in several environmental impacts. Most notably, the production process for cement produces large volumes of greenhouse gas emissions, leading to a net 8% of global emissions. Other environmental concerns include widespread illegal sand mining, impacts on the surrounding environment such as increased surface runoff or urban heat island effect, and potential public health implications from toxic ingredients.
Electrical resistivity (ER) is an important criterion for evaluating cement-based materials and structural health monitoring, such as concrete, since it allows the material to respond to strain or cracks. ER is a characteristic of concrete that reflects the degree of difficulty with which ions may move. ER may be utilized to measure corrosion and durability and monitor the status of standard samples over time. Because the approach is non-destructively tested, it was perfect for on-site quality control. Including steel creation slag decreased the ER of concrete while increasing the quantity of steel production slag in the mix enhanced conductivity. According to published data, the electrical resistivity measurements range from extremely low to very high values. This is because a measurement technique, device measurement, and low frequency cause a high electrical resistivity value. The frequency range utilized was 0.5–1 kHz, and the literature used two electrical measuring methods: two probes and four probes.
Therefore, this Special Issue in Sustainability is dedicated to comprehensive reviews and original studies on resource use (e.g., nondestructive tests, piezoelectrical resistivity, and green synthetic nano conductive materials) of cementitious materials and concrete containing less common, non-conventional materials.
We look forward to receiving your contributions.
Dr. Ahmed Salih Mohammed
Dr. Azeez Abdullah Barzinjy
Dr. Samir Mustafa Hamad
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- eco-friendly green concrete
- mechanical and durability-related properties
- waste materials
- green nanoparticle
- piezoelectric behavior
- conductive materials
- electrical resistivity versus the strength of the material