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Ultra-high Performance Concretes Reinforced by Carbon Nanotubes/Graphene


Topic ID
124

Thesis Topic/Title
Ultra-high Performance Concretes Reinforced by Carbon Nanotubes/Graphene

Description

Ultra-high performance concretes (UHPC) exhibit exceptional mechanical and durability properties. It is a cementitious material consisting of cement, sand, silica fume or silica flour, admixture, water with a low water-cement ratio, and may include steel fibres or polymer fibres. It is almost self-placing, has a compressive strength of 150-200 MPa and a flexural strength of 30-40 MPa. The new material revolutionises the traditional concrete. The dense microstructure in UHPC enables the materials to be further engineered with nano additives. Promising results have already shown with the incoporation of Carbon nanotube and graphene. The aim of this project is to develop advanced models and simulation schemes that can provide an improved understanding of the role of CNTs in UHPC and thire reinforcement mechanism.


Principal Supervisor

Associate Supervisors

Research Affiliations
  • Centre for Future Materials
  • Computational Engineering and Science Research Centre
  • School of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering

Field of Research
  • Materials Engineering
  • Numerical and Computational Mathematics

Available Academic Programs

Application Open Date
11/05/2016

Application Close Date
31/12/2019

USQ Scholarship Applications

Other Scholarship Funding Details
http://www.usq.edu.au/scholarships

Pre-approved for Ethics
Not Applicable

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