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MODELING SHIELDING EFFECTIVENESS FOR COMPOSITE WALLS OF CONCRETE AND CARBON FILAMENTS

By A. Ellgardt and D. Mansson

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Abstract:
Concrete walls reinforced with rebars have poor shielding effectiveness for telecommunication frequencies (frequencies above 0.5 GHz). An effective method to increase the shielding effectiveness of the walls is to increase the complex permittivity of the concrete. This can be done by mixing in thin filaments of a material with high conductivity. One such material is carbon. In this paper the Maxwell Garnett mixing rule is used to model a concrete material with carbon filaments. The shielding effectiveness computed with the mixing rule is found to agree with previously published measurement results.

Citation:
A. Ellgardt and D. Mansson, "Modeling Shielding Effectiveness for Composite Walls of Concrete and Carbon Filaments," Progress In Electromagnetics Research M, Vol. 28, 15-25, 2013.
doi:10.2528/PIERM12112004

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