Concrete has been widely used for many years as a composite material for various types of structures. One of the weakness of concrete is that it cannot withstand tension which can cause cracks easily. There has been a huge demand to monitor concrete structures cracking and preventing them from propagating further. Smart concrete was developed Dr. Deborah D.L. Chung from State University of New York at Buffalo. Smart concrete is reinforced by carbon fiber as much as 0.2% to 0.5% of volume to increase its sense ability to strain or stress while still has good mechanical properties.
Fact Sheet ID Number
Composite Materials & Technologies
smart concrete, carbon fiber, construction material
Date of this Version
ECT Team, Purdue, "Smart Concrete" (2007). ECT Fact Sheets. Paper 38.