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Nanotechnology in Civil Engineering Construction

Ahmed A. Ali
Faculty of Engineering, Architecture Department, Kufa University, Kufa, Iraq

Abstract—The material behaviour of any construction depends mainly on structural elements, the later performance be subjected to the mechanical behaviour of its materials which are effective on a micro and nano-scale. The talent to target material improvement at the nano-structural level guarantees to convey the innovative of material conduct and performance expected to enhance essentially the mechanical performance, volume change properties, durability, and sustainability. The investigation of the utilization of nanotechnology in the construction development and building structures is a standout amongst the most unmistakable needs of the exploration network. This study presented an overall facts and explanations of nanotechnology and displayed a specific literature on the application of nanotechnology in the construction field, more particularly in concrete manufacture, steel, wood and glass. The utilization of nanotechnology in civil engineering is quiet in premature steps arrange. The generation techniques, contaminations caused to human wellbeing, fabricating troubles, execution are the issues to be tended to with the end goal to utilize the nanotechnology in construction field.

Index Terms—nano-materials, nanotechnology, construction, civil engineering, nanoconcrete

Cite: Ahmed A. Ali, "Nanotechnology in Civil Engineering Construction," International Journal of Structural and Civil Engineering Research, Vol. 9, No. 1, pp. 87-90, February 2020. doi: 10.18178/ijscer.9.1.87-90