Cracking the concrete code: New research develops self-sensing metamaterial concrete for smart infrastructure systems

Posted On: 2023-08-02

Concrete is the most used material in the construction industry and dates to the Roman Empire. Engineers at the University of Pittsburgh are now reimagining its design for the 21st century. Attributes like brittleness, flexibility and shapeability can be fine-tuned in the creation of the material, enabling builders to use less of the material without sacrificing strength or longevity. Not only that, but the material is also capable of generating electricity.