September 13th, 2017 | by Faye Oney
A mechanical engineering student recently participated in a NIST summer project involving 3-D printed concrete—watch this video to see how the project team tested various cement paste samples to measure viscosity, yield stress, and printing defects.
August 25th, 2017 | by Faye Oney
A research team may have solved the cigarette butt litter problem. By mixing discarded cigarette butts with asphalt concrete, they produced a material that can handle heavy traffic and reduce the urban heat island effect.
July 31st, 2017 | by April Gocha, PhD
An international group of scientists recently found that the key to the strength of ancient Roman concrete is the presence of aluminous tobermorite, a mineral that slowly forms within voids and prevents cracks from traversing through the concrete.
July 6th, 2017 | by Erica Zimmerman
Students, young professionals, and researchers gathered at Georgia Tech to learn, present, and network with others at the 8th Advances in Cements-Based Materials meeting, June 26–28, hosted by ACerS Cements Division. Highlights included the student poster session and Della Roy Lecture.
June 28th, 2017 | by April Gocha, PhD
Scientists at the University of British Colombia (Vancouver, British Colombia, Canada) have a new strategy that just might be going somewhere—they’ve devised a technique to incorporate recycled rubber tire fibers into concrete to reuse the waste material, improve the durability of concrete, and reduced the carbon footprint of the concrete industry.
June 12th, 2017 | by April Gocha, PhD
According to studies of wind power potential from towers positioned at varying distances off the ground, taller wind turbine towers would make wind power viable in a much wider region of the United States than is currently feasible.
June 8th, 2017 | by April Gocha, PhD
New atomistic simulations by researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles and Oak Ridge National Lab are revealing that irradiated materials are even more disordered that previously thought—calling into question the safety of vitrified nuclear waste.
June 7th, 2017 | by Faye Oney
Architects and engineers from the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia in Madrid, Spain, collaborated on a 3-D printed concrete bridge, created using a process that recycles raw materials during manufacturing.
May 24th, 2017 | by Faye Oney
Inspired by the way the human body repairs bones and tissue, a researcher duo from Delft University of Technology has created self-repairing "bioconcrete" using bacteria and calcium lactate.
May 16th, 2017 | by April Gocha, PhD
Researchers at ETH Zürich have developed a new modular and thin concrete flooring system that weighs 70% less than conventional concrete floors and could offer a greener building solution.