Mechanical Properties of Nano Concrete

  • Ajaysinh R. VaghelaEmail author
  • Gaurang R. Vesmawala
Conference paper


Nano materials have recently been introduced as an advanced pozzolana to improve the microstructure and stability of the cement-based system. This paper presents the effect of the addition of nano materials on the mechanical properties of concrete. To compare the different nano materials total three nano materials were taken along with polypropylene fiber. Nano silica and nano alumina were taken as 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5%; carbon nanotube was taken as 0.1, 0.2, 0.3, 0.4, and 0.5% of cementitious material. Further, nano silica and nano alumina were mixed with polypropylene fiber to check the combination of powder and fiber material. Mechanical tests such as compression test, indirect tensile test, and flexure test were performed to find mechanical properties. Results show an increase in compressive, tensile, and flexural strength with the addition of nano materials.


Carbon nanotubes Cement composite Concrete Fiber reinforcement Mechanical properties Fracture mechanics 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Applied MechanicsSardar Vallabhbhai National Institute of TechnologySuratIndia
  2. 2.G H Patel College of Engineering and TechnologyVallabh Vidya NagarIndia

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