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Graduation Project 3D Printing hydrophobic and ice-phobic concrete

Graduation Project SED

Loss of durability has always been a matter of concern in concrete structures exposed to severe weather conditions. Exposure to ice or snow, as an example, can cause freezing-induced damage, resulting in expansion and cracking. Superhydrophobic surfaces, which are typically icephobic (ice-repellent) can prevent water penetration in concrete, protecting the structure from damage. With this study, using different additives, we aim to develop a new concrete mix with hydrophobic properties, suitable for 3D printing.

 

 

 

 

 

Effect of water droplets on the surface of hydrophobic concrete (Invisishield, UK, 2019)

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The contact for this job posting is Dr S. Lucas.