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, 31 October 2012

Special Issue JACT self healing

The Japan Concrete Institute published a special issue on Self Healing of Cementitious Materials.
You can download the aricles from here. In the special issue there is a publication on our Porous Network Concrete.

EU-FP7 project HEALCON

A new project will start in January 2013 on "Self-healing concrete to create durable and sustainable concrete structures".

It is funded by EU-FP7. The coordinator of the project is Prof. Nele de Belie from Ghent University. Our group from the Microlab at TU-Delft will take part in this project as well as TU-Munchen en various research institutes and inductrial partners from all over Europe.

As soon as we get any fancy results we will let you know.

BBC-News: re-healable concrete

The BBC posted an article on their NEWS-website on Science and Environment.
The title of the item is:
"Key test for re-healable concrete"
You can read the article here.
More info on self healing material is given on another BBC-webpage.