Nanomaterials for Civil and Environmental Applications (edX)

Nanomaterials for Civil and Environmental Applications (edX)
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Nanomaterials for Civil and Environmental Applications (edX)
Learn about the field of nanotechnology with a special emphasis on nanomaterials synthesis, characterizations and their applications in civil and environmental engineering. This course will introduce students to the field of nanotechnology with a special emphasis on nanomaterials synthesis, characterizations and their applications in civil and environmental engineering.

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The specific applications will include, but not limited to, tailoring mechanical property, durability, self-cleaning, self-sealing, self-sensing, energy harvesting and other multi-functionality. It integrates the fields of materials science, civil engineering and electrical engineering. The basic concepts will be discussed including nano-scale effect, process-structure-property relationship, nano- and micro-structure property characterizations, multi-functional materials, nano-device fabrication and their applications for energy harvesting, water infiltrations and environmental sensing. lab will be provided to students enrolled in the course to learn nano and micro-structure characterizations skills.

This course is part of the Materials Engineering for Intelligent Infrastructure MicroMasters.


What you'll learn

- Basic concepts of nanomaterials and nanostructures

- Nanomaterials fabrication methods

- Nanotechnology for materials properties modifications


Prerequisites:

Learners in this course should have successfully completed edX course, Fundamentals of Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology or equivalent.


Syllabus


Week 1:

- Nanomaterials in Civil Application

- Concrete Mechanical Property

- Nanomaterials for Improvement of Microstructure and Mechanical Performance

- Brittle Strengthening Mechanism


Week 2:

- Concrete Durability

- Corrosion, FT and Scaling

- Sulfate Attack and ASR


Week 3:

- Nanomaterials for Self-Healing Concrete

- Nanomaterials for Self-Cleaning Concrete

- Photocatalysis

- Thermal Energy Harvesting


Week 4:

- Introduction to NDT Methods

- Nanomaterials for Early Age Strength Sensing

- Nanomaterials for Self-Sensing Concrete

- Nanomaterials for Internal Curing


Week 5:

- Nanotechnology for Environmental Applications Overview

- Water and Wastewater Treatment

- Air Pollution Control

- Soil Remediation



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