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Proceedings 2018, 2(8), 454; https://doi.org/10.3390/ICEM18-05322

Experimental Characterization of the Self-Healing Capacity of Cement Based Materials: An Overview

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Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Politecnico di Milano, 20133 Milano, Italy
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CSIC—Eduardo Torroja Institute for Construction Science, 28033 Madrid, Spain
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Department of Inorganic Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, University of Cordoba, 14071 Cordoba, Spain
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Magnel Laboratory for Concrete Research, Faculty of Engineering and Architecture, Ghent University, 9000 Ghent, Belgium
Presented at the 18th International Conference on Experimental Mechanics (ICEM18), Brussels, Belgium, 1–5 July 2018.
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Published: 11 June 2018
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This paper, prepared in the framework of the COST Action SARCOS WG2 activities (http://www.cost.eu/COST_Actions/ca/CA15202), provides an overview of the main concepts underlying the experimental characterization of the self-sealing capacity of cement-based materials. This effort intends to pave the way towards standardization of such experimental methods for a comparative assessment of the self-healing capacity of different cement-based materials and of the effectiveness of different techniques, in order to incorporate self-healing concepts and outcomes into durability-based predictive models and design approaches.
Keywords: self-healing; cement-based materials; durability and mechanical properties recovery self-healing; cement-based materials; durability and mechanical properties recovery
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Ferrara, L.; Asensio, E.C.; Monte, F.L.; Flores, M.R.; Moreno, M.S.; Snoeck, D.; Mullem, T.V.; Belie, N.D. Experimental Characterization of the Self-Healing Capacity of Cement Based Materials: An Overview. Proceedings 2018, 2, 454.

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