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Smart Concrete May Mean Less Road Closures

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April 30, 1998
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University Of Toronto
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Engineers at the University of Toronto have developed "smart" concrete that promises to reduce road closures by lining bridges with advanced fibre-optic cables and wrapping them in synthetic material that covers the structure much like a sandwich wrap. This advanced material lessens the deterioration and holds the structure together while the sensors precisely measure corrosion.

Engineers at the University of Toronto have developed "smart" concrete structures that could reduce the amount of road closures caused by bridge repairs.


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