Basic Principles of Nano-Engineered Cementitious Composites

  • Baoguo HanEmail author
  • Siqi Ding
  • Jialiang Wang
  • Jinping Ou


The cementitious composites are multi-component and multi-phase materials; thus they feature complex thermodynamics and kinetics as well as multi-scale and multi-equal characteristics according to the fundamental and the hierarchy of cementitious composites. The properties/performances of cementitious composites closely depend on their compositions and fabrication/processing as well as structures. Because the properties/performances of each scale derive from those of the next smaller scale, the nano science and technology provides a bottom-up approach for understanding and controlling the cementitious composites. The principles of nano-engineered cementitious composites can be attributed to the nano-core effect. The behaviors of the nano-engineered cementitious composites are governed by nano-core effect zone, i.e., nano-core-shell element.


Cementitious composites Nano-engineered Principles Hierarchy Nano-core effect 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Baoguo Han
    • 1
    Email author
  • Siqi Ding
    • 2
  • Jialiang Wang
    • 1
  • Jinping Ou
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Civil EngineeringDalian University of TechnologyDalianChina
  2. 2.Department of Civil and Environmental EngineeringThe Hong Kong Polytechnic UniversityHung HomHong Kong

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