What is Smart Concrete and why it is important?

Concrete containing self-sensing structural materials in it is a smart concrete. Smart Concrete is obtained from composites of concrete and carbon NanoTube. Under applied deformations, this smart concrete senses the variations in the properties of the concrete.  In large Reinforced Concrete members, smart concrete strain members are inserted.


Prof. Hiroaki Yanagida (University of Tokyo) developed self-testing concrete by using carbon fibres and glass in 1992.

Not just Self-sensing concrete, there are other concrete which can coined as Smart concrete like Self-healing concrete.


Aravind Samala