RUDN Engineering Academy expert tells about the results of researching high performance modified concrete
Galina Okolnikova, professor of the Department of architecture and construction of RUDN Engineering Academy took part in the III International conference of Engineering Sciences and Technologies 2017 in Cebu (Philippines) 24-25 November, 2017, where she made a report on her research in the field of modern composite construction materials, in particular – high performance modified concrete.
Research results were used when building high-rise buildings of the Moscow international business center Moscow-City and reconstructing the building of RUDN Engineering Academy.
A chemist from RUDN University together with colleagues created a new type of two-dimensional nanofilm from an organic material called calixarene. The invention can be used as a protective coating in electronics and as a part of molecular filters. They also suggested a way of increasing the durability of such films with UV radiation.
A biologist from RUDN University confirmed that selenium nanoparticles and garlic extract can effectively reduce the negative impact of stress on the health of grass carp in the breeding industry.
A team of mathematicians from RUDN University found a way to reduce the size of a trained neural network six times without spending additional resources on re-training it. The approach is based on finding a correlation between the weights of neural connections in the initial system and its simplified version.