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Evaluation and Observation of Autogenous Healing Ability of Bond Cracks along Rebar
AbstractMicro cracks occurring in concrete around tensile rebar is well known latent damage phenomenon. These micro cracks develop, and can be detected after reaching the surface of the concrete. Detection of these cracks before they are fully formed is preferable, but observing the whole crack structure is difficult. Another problem is repairing micro cracks under the concrete surface. The autogenous ability of bond cracks along rebar was evaluated using the air permeability test. Air permeability coefficients were measured before and after tensile loading, and experimental air permeability coefficients became larger near cracks along rebar as a result of tensile loading. Recuring for 28 days after tensile loading made the air permeability coefficients smaller, but this restriction only occurred during water recuring. Observation of crack patterns helped the understanding of change in the air permeability coefficients. Several small cracks along rebar were observed after tensile loading, and most cracks along rebar were not found after water recuring. On the other hand, the crack pattern did not change after air recuring. These results indicate that bond cracks along rebar can be closed by autogenous healing, and cause the air permeability coefficients.
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Kang, C.; Kunieda, M. Evaluation and Observation of Autogenous Healing Ability of Bond Cracks along Rebar. Materials 2014, 7, 3136-3146.View more citation formats
Kang C, Kunieda M. Evaluation and Observation of Autogenous Healing Ability of Bond Cracks along Rebar. Materials. 2014; 7(4):3136-3146.Chicago/Turabian Style
Kang, Choonghyun; Kunieda, Minoru. 2014. "Evaluation and Observation of Autogenous Healing Ability of Bond Cracks along Rebar." Materials 7, no. 4: 3136-3146.