Self-Healing Phenomena in Cement-Based Materials State-of-the-Art Report of RILEM Technical Committee 221-SHC: Self-Healing Phenomena in Cement-Based Materials

Self-healing materials are man-made materials which have the built-in capability to repair damage. Failure in materials is often caused by the occurrence of small microcracks throughout the material. In self-healing materials phenomena are triggered to counteract these microcracks. These processes a...

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Other Authors: de Rooij, Mario (Editor), Van Tittelboom, Kim (Editor), De Belie, Nele (Editor), Schlangen, Erik (Editor)
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Dordrecht Springer Netherlands 2013, 2013
Series:RILEM State-of-the-Art Reports
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Summary:Self-healing materials are man-made materials which have the built-in capability to repair damage. Failure in materials is often caused by the occurrence of small microcracks throughout the material. In self-healing materials phenomena are triggered to counteract these microcracks. These processes are ideally triggered by the occurrence of damage itself. Thus far, the self-healing capacity of cement-based materials has been considered as something "extra". This could be called passive self-healing, since it was not a designed feature of the material, but an inherent property of it. Centuries-old buildings have been said to have survived these centuries because of the inherent self-healing capacity of the binders used for cementing building blocks together. In this State-of-the-Art Report a closer look is taken at self-healing phenomena in cement-based materials. It is shown what options are available to design for this effect rather than have it occur as a "coincidental extra"
Physical Description:XX, 266 p online resource
ISBN:9789400766242