MSA’s 7th lecture of the second phase of the series of scientific lectures specialized in nanotechnologies in cooperation with the engineers union, Damascus branch. The lecture was titled “Applications of Nanotechnology in Construction Sciences” read by Dr. Khaled Azzam At the headquarters of the Damascus branch of Engineers Union , in the presence of MSA president Dr. Mahmoud al-Irk and elite specialists.
The lecturer said that nanotechnology is one of the most promising technologies in construction science, especially in improving concrete specifications and building materials such as lighter, more powerful, heat and sound nanostructures, lightweight earthquake-resistant bricks, stainless steel and corrosion, intelligent coatings, fire-resistant wood and others.
He added that by using nanotechnology, it is possible to improve the mechanical and thermal properties of concrete iron by adding supporting components nanoparticles such as nanoclay, nanotubes, nano-silicon and nanoparticles, as well as nano-polymers and carbon nanotubes, which are lightweight and resistant. In addition, nanoparticles are lightweight, high compression resistance, external stresses, self-cleaning, and recyclable green concrete. The properties of rails used in construction can also be improved melting it with nanocrystal line copper, which improves its resistance to external factors of temperature changes and increase hardness against corrosion and rust.
“Nanotube is also one of the most promising coatings in many applications such as self-cleaning, scratch-resistant and water-resistant”, he continued, adding that smart nanocrystal is an important product in building materials, as it has a high resistance to heat by adding nanoclastic gel, self-cleaning and controllability. It filters unwanted ultraviolet frequencies from light, thus reduces heat gained in buildings.
The lecturer expected that nanotechnology will be used in all areas of construction engineering thanks to its effective contribution to improving the mechanical specifications of the concrete used in the re-building of Syria.