eBook Self-Healing Phenomena in Cement-Based Materials, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 9400766246
  • ISBN-13: 9789400766242
  • DDC: 620.112
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 266 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released June 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013
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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’.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
RILEM Publications.
1: Introduction.
2: Experimental Techniques Used to Verify Healing.
3: Recovery against Environmental Action.
4: Recovery against Mechanical Actions.
5: Modelling of Self-Healing Cementitious Materials.
6: Other Materials, Applications and Future Developments.
Author Index.
Keyword Index.