The data "Dataset_Frontiers" is pertinent to the study in the paper "Effect of carbon fibre loading on the microstructural, electrical, and mechanical properties of cement-based sensors" published under the research topic "Smart Concrete to Deliver Sustainable Infrastructures" in the Journal: Frontiers in materials
The purpose of collecting the data was to understand the transitional behaviours of microstructural, electrical, and mechanical properties of cement-based sensors, which occur while increasing the amount of the carbon fibre from lower to higher dosages. This will facilitate the understanding on the improvement of self-sensing performance of cement-based sensors by improving the manufacturing process and mixing design, and the use of multi-functional in-situ self-sensing.
The data contains information of the electrical and mechanical properties of cement-based sensors containing carbon fibres from zero to 2.4% by volume (vol.%).
Two excel spread sheets are included in the zip file.
In the "Electrical properties.xlsx":
the column of "Sensor (S/m)" contains data for the bulk conductivity of cement-based sensors,
the column of "Solution mixture (S/m)" contains data for the bulk conductivity of diluted calcium hydroxide (CH) solution incorporating carbon fibres.
In the "Mechanical properties.xlsx":
the column of "Rf (MPa) " contains data for the flexural strength of cement-based sensors,
the column of "Rc (MPa) " contains data for the compressive strength of cement-based sensors.