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Materials 2017, 10(1), 2; doi:10.3390/ma10010002

A Comprehensive Review of the Study and Development of Microcapsule Based Self-Resilience Systems for Concrete Structures at Shenzhen University

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Guangdong Provincial Key Laboratory of Durability for Marine Civil Engineering, Shenzhen University, Shenzhen 518060, China
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College of Civil Engineering, Shenzhen University, Shenzhen 518060, China
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Academic Editor: Nele De Belie
Received: 14 November 2016 / Revised: 7 December 2016 / Accepted: 8 December 2016 / Published: 22 December 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Self-Healing Concrete)

Abstract

A review of the research activities and achievements at Shenzhen University is conducted in this paper concerning the creation and further development of novel microcapsule based self-resilience systems for their application in concrete structures. After a brief description of pioneering works in the field starting about 10 years ago, the principles raised in the relevant research are examined, where fundamental terms related to the concept of resilience are discussed. Several breakthrough points are highlighted concerning the three adopted comprehensive self-resilience systems, namely physical, chemical and microbial systems. The major challenges regarding evaluation are emphasized and further development concerning self-resilience in concrete structures will be addressed. View Full-Text
Keywords: microcapsule; self-resilience; physical trigger; chemical trigger; bacteria; self-healing; self-recovery; performance; degradation; concrete structures microcapsule; self-resilience; physical trigger; chemical trigger; bacteria; self-healing; self-recovery; performance; degradation; concrete structures
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Han, N.-X.; Xing, F. A Comprehensive Review of the Study and Development of Microcapsule Based Self-Resilience Systems for Concrete Structures at Shenzhen University. Materials 2017, 10, 2.

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