Controlling alkali-silica reaction in concrete for road pavements and bridge using graphene oxide and dune sand (ARC Linkage Project led by Monash University) (2015–2018)

Abstract:
The proposed project aims at formulating new mix design for sustainable and resilient infrastructure materials with not only radically improved material properties and performance but also reduced life circle cost and impact on environment and societies. This project will investigate the effect of dune sand and graphene oxide on mechanical properties and durability of concrete composites including properties and strength relation and alkali-silica reaction in concrete. The optimal mix design will be supported by the understanding of the interaction between graphene oxide, water molecules, dune sand and cement at nanolevel via SEM and molecular dynamics simulations.
Grant type:
Monash University
Researchers:
  • Professor
    School of Civil Engineering
    Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology
  • Associate Dean (Academic)
    Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology
    Senior Lecturer
    School of Civil Engineering
    Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology
Funded by:
Monash University