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This collection consists of ten papers that were presented by ACI Committee 236 at the ACI Spring convention in Chicago, IL, in 2010. Topics include Characterization of the Nanostructure and Microstructure of Concrete, Cracking Reduction, Incorporating Nanofibers into Concrete Mixtures,and Material Behavior Reinforced with Examinations at the Microstructural Level.



Study of Cement Paste Setting at Microstructural Level
by G. Venkiteela and Z. Sun


X-Ray Nanotomography of Cement Microstructure
by D. A. Lange, Y. Jia, and Y.-S. Liu


Closed-Form Solutions for Uniaxial Passive Restraint Experiments
by Z. C. Grasley


Applications of Electrical Impedance Methods in Linking Structure of Micro- and Macro-Porous Concretes to Their Transport Properties
by N. Neithalath and J. Jain


Improvement of Fresh-State Concrete through Small Additions of Clay
by N. Tregger, R. Ferron, M. Beacraft, J. H. Kim, K. Kuder, and S. P. Shah


Cement-Based Materials Characterization at Nanoscale: Nanoindentation and Ultrasonic Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM)
by J. H. Kim, P. Mondal, and S. P. Shah


Monitoring Chemical Shrinkage Using Pressure Sensors
by S. Peethamparan, E. Weissinger, J. Vocaturo, J. Zhang, and G. Scherer


Internal Curing: Discussion of the Role of Pore Solution on Relative Humidity Measurements and Desorption of Lightweight Aggregate (LWA)
by J. Castro, P. Lura, F. Rajabipour, R. Henkensiefken, and J. Weiss


Quantifying Damage Due to Aggregate Expansion in Cement Matrix
by M. Pour-Ghaz and J. Weiss


Mechanical Properties and Nanostructure of Cement-Based Materials Reinforced with Carbon Nanofibers and Polyvinyl Alcohol (PVA) Microfibers
by Z. S. Metaxa, M. S. Konsta-Gdoutos, and S. P. Shah