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Evaluation of the Performance of Multi-Component Cementitious Composites: Multi-Scale Experimental Characterization and Numerical Simulation

Abstract Being a remarkably versatile and inexpensive building material, concrete has found tremendous use in development of modern infrastructure and is the most widely used material in the world. Extensive research in the field of concrete has led to the development of a wide array of concretes with applications ranging from building of skyscrapers to paving of highways. These varied applications require special cementitious composites which can satisfy the demand for enhanced functionalities such as high strength, high durability and improved thermal characteristics among others.

The current study focuses on the fundamental understanding of such functional composites, from their microstructural design to macro-scale application. More specificall... (more)
Created Date 2018
Contributor Arora, Aashay (Author) / Neithalath, Narayanan (Advisor) / Rajan, Subramaniam (Committee member) / Mobasher, Barzin (Committee member) / Chawla, Nikhilesh (Committee member) / Hoover, Christian G (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Civil engineering / Materials Science / Sustainability / Cementitious Composites / Material Characterization / Material Modeling / Novel Construction Materials / Phase Change Materials / Ultra-High Performance Concrete
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 393 pages
Language English
Note Doctoral Dissertation Civil, Environmental and Sustainable Engineering 2018
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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