ARC RESEARCH HUB FOR NANOSCIENCE BASED CONSTRUCTION MATERIAL MANUFACTURING (ZEOBOND - ARC FUNDS)
Grant number: IH150100006 | Funding period: 2016 - 2022
This research hub aims to develop novel construction materials including binders, cement additives, high-performance concrete materials, concrete structural systems, polymer composites, and pavement materials. The multi-disciplinary hub provides a centralised platform to transform the construction materials industry into an advanced manufacturing sector delivering sustainable and resilient infrastructure assets. The hub intends to develop nanotechnology, cement chemistry, concrete technology and extreme engineering solutions; and to train the next generation of skilled workers, re-positioning Australian industry competitiveness and global market leadership to capture international infrastruc..View full description
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A Comparative Study on the Degradation of Alkali-Activated Slag/Fly Ash and Cement-Based Mortars in Phosphoric Acid
Jie Ren, Lihai Zhang, Yingcan Zhu, Zhenming Li, Rackel San Nicolas
This study compares the degradation behavior of the alkali-activated slag/fly ash (AASF) and ordinary Portland cement (OPC) mortar..
Degradation resistance of different cementitious materials to phosphoric acid attack at early stage
Jie Ren, Lihai Zhang, Brant Walkley, Jay R Black, Rackel San Nicolas
Sewer wastewater systems pose great threats to OPC-based concretes used for pipes due to the presence of various acids. Phosphoric..
Edge-oriented and steerable hyperbolic polaritons in anisotropic van der Waals nanocavities.
Zhigao Dai, Guangwei Hu, Guangyuan Si, Qingdong Ou, Qing Zhang, Sivacarendran Balendhran, Fahmida Rahman, Bao Yue Zhang, Jian Zhen Ou, Guogang Li, Andrea Alù, Cheng-Wei Qiu, Qiaoliang Bao
Highly confined and low-loss polaritons are known to propagate isotropically over graphene and hexagonal boron nitride in the plan..
The status and challenges of replicating the mechanical properties of connective tissues using additive manufacturing
Saeed Miramini, Katie L Fegan, Naomi C Green, Daniel M Espino, Lihai Zhang, Lauren EJ Thomas-Seale
The ability to fabricate complex structures via precise and heterogeneous deposition of biomaterials makes additive manufacturing ..
Constructing a novel nano-TiO2/Epoxy resin composite and its application in alkali-activated slag/fly ash pastes
Jie Ren, Si-Yao Guo, Tie-Jun Zhao, Ji-Zhou Chen, Rackel San Nicolas, Lihai Zhang
A novel in-situ synthetic method is developed for fabrication of inorganic-organic hybrid structured TiO2/Epoxy resin composite wi..
Nonlinear free vibration of functionally graded graphene platelets reinforced porous nanocomposite plates resting on elastic foundation
Kang Gao, Wei Gao, Da Chen, Jie Yang
This paper presents an investigation on free vibration of functionally graded (FG) porous nanocomposite plates reinforced with a s..
Detecting structural damage to bridge girders using radar interferometry and computational modelling
Maizuar Maizuar, Lihai Zhang, Saeed Miramini, Priyan Mendis, Russell G Thompson
The process for assessing the condition of a bridge involves continuously monitoring changes to the material properties, support c..
Pore characteristics in one-part mix geopolymers foamed by H2O2: The impact of mix design
Ailar Hajimohammadi, Tuan Ngo, Priyan Mendis, Tuan Nguyen, Alireza Kashani, Jannie SJ van Deventer
In geopolymers foamed by H2O2, it is important to consider the impact of mix design on both geopolymerisation reaction and the H2O..