Nano-SiO2-Engineered Cementitious Composites

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


Nano-SiO2 particles with pozzolanic activity are introduced into different types of cementitious composites to reinforce/modify their properties/performances. The effects and their mechanisms of nano-SiO2 on the rheology, mechanical properties/performances, and durability of cementitious composites are investigated through performance, thermogravimetry, X-ray diffraction, nuclear magnetic resonance, scanning electron microscope, and electrical resistivity tests. Experimental results show that the inclusion of nano-SiO2 brings obvious impact on the properties/performances of fresh and hardened cementitious composites due to its pozzolanic activity in combination with small-size, nucleation, and filling effects.


Nano-SiO2 Cementitious composites Rheology, mechanical properties Durability Mechanisms 


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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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