Conductive concrete as an electromagnetic shield

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Conductive concrete mixture was originally developed for surface de-icing purposes but can be designed to perform as an electromagnetic shield. Testing procedures have been developed to measure the attenuation provided by conductive concrete without the cost and labor of building a large structure. This paper provides a description of the design, testing methods, and results obtained from the development of conductive concrete as an electromagnetic shielding material.


The 2012 IEEE International Symposium on Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC), August 6-10, 2012 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.