Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Date of Award

1-1-2011

Document Type

Dissertation

Degree Name

Ph.D. in Engineering Science

Department

Civil Engineering

First Advisor

Ahmed Al-Ostaz

Second Advisor

Chung Rak Song

Third Advisor

Arunachalam Rajendran

Relational Format

dissertation/thesis

Abstract

For utilizing nano materials in infrastructure applications, they should exist in huge quantities, in low cost, and they should be applied efficiently to achieve the ultimate goal design, based on fundamental mechanical and physical laws. To achieve this goal multiscale characterization and modeling is needed to deliver our thorough application effectively. The main objective in this research is to implement multiscale characterization of the nano-micro-meso-macro properties of advanced polymeric and cementitious nanocomposites, to correlate mechanical properties to morphology. This include a proposed joint experimental-theoretical approach.

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