Self Healing Concrete

Self Healing Materials is a new research area that gets a lot of attention in recent years. Self Healing Concrete is a term that is used for cement-based materials that repair themselves after the material or structure gets damaged due to some sort of deterioration mechanism.

In this blog we will update you on the progress of the Self Healing Concrete projects running in the section Materials & Environment and the Microlab of the faculty of Civil Engineering and Geosciences of Delft University.

This blog contains a description of the running projects that are financed by AgentschapNL, DCMat, STW and industrial partners. Also a page "Literature & Videos" is included where a lot of publications can be found.

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

A Delft, les materiaux s'autoreparent

In Delft, materials are Self Healing, that is the title of the article in the French Journal
L'USINE Nouvelle that was published in June about the self healing research at Delft University.

Click on the image to read the full article.

Baterial Concrete goes to Germany and Korea

Virginie Wiktor gave last week a presentation (look at the literature & videos page for the paper) on the Bacterial Concrete project at the 4th International Conference on Crack Repair in Dresden, Germany.

At this conference people from KEPRI, the Korean Electric Power Research Institute, attended Virginies presentation and got very enthousiastic about the topic. She is now invited to give a special lecture on bacteria-based concrete at the end of this month at the International Workshop of Structural Life Management of Underground Structures which will be held in Daejeon, Korea.