It appears that one of the most important applications of Nano technology in civil engineering is the use of nano-particles in the production of cement and concrete. SiO2 is in mixture of a regular concrete and the results of studying concrete at nano scale is that using silicate nano-particles one can increase the density of particles and decrease micro holes. This causes raise density and the nano-structures will improve the mechanical qualities of the concrete. For this reason, an experimental research carried out in a hydraulic flume in Water Research Institute in Iran in order to evaluate the feasibility of nano-concrete made by adding nano-silicate.
Water Research Institute (IRAN – TEHRAN)