Electrical Resistivity of Concrete

Title :
Electrical conductivity of self-monitoring CFRC

Authors :
Manuela Chiarello, Raffaele Zinno

Abstract :

The present work is concerned with the analysis of the electrical conductivity in carbon fiber reinforced cement composites and of the main parameters influencing the phenomenon: fiber volume fraction, fiber length, hydration time and sand–cement ratio. AC measurements were carried out on CFRC (carbon fiber reinforced cement) and the experimental results were analyzed using the percolation theory. The present study could be useful for the adoption of CFRC as a smart material.

Keywords :
Carbon fiber, Cement composites, Electrical resistivity, Percolation theory

Source :
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0958946504001374