Damage Detection of Carbon Nanotube Cementitious Composites Using Thermal and Electrical Resistance Properties

Heeyoung Lee, Wonjun Yu, Wonseok Chung
2021 Applied Sciences  
This study aimed to detect damage based on thermal and electrical resistance properties by fabricating composites in which multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) and cement-based materials are mixed. The experimental parameters used were the cement-based material type, MWCNT concentration, curing period, and presence of damage. The experimental results showed that damage in cement paste can be detected using the heat property at every MWCNT concentration, and damage in mortar can be detected at
more » ... MWCNT concentrations of ≤0.25 wt%. However, damage to concrete is difficult to detect using the heat property. Damage to cement paste, mortar, and concrete can be detected at every concentration using the electrical resistance property. Furthermore, field emission scanning electron microscopy (FE-SEM) results revealed uniformly dispersed MWCNTs inside the composites without agglomeration or the formation of carbon nanotube (CNT) networks.
doi:10.3390/app11072955 fatcat:p3pub5f6zfbu3o4dkwegs4dgxu