Self-healing concrete research in the European projects SARCOS and SMARTINCS

Nele De Belie, Kim Van Tittelboom, Mercedes Sánchez Moreno, Liberato Ferrara and Elke Gruyaert

Abstract: Self-healing concrete and preventive repair of structures will slow down the development of cracks and/or arrest the ingress of aggressive agents. When the cracks are closed or a decrease in crack width is achieved, this will be associated with improved durability of the structure. This paper describes the literature review and inter-laboratory comparison carried out within the COST Action CA15202 (SARCOS), as well as the research planned within the recently started International Training Network SMARTINCS.

Reference of this article: De Belie, N., Van Tittelboom, K., Sánchez Moreno, M., Ferrara, L., Gruyaert, E. (2021). Self-healing concrete research in the European projects SARCOS and SMARTINCS. Plenary keynote lecture. In: Sena-Cruz J., Correia L., Azenha M. (eds). Proceedings of the 3rd RILEM Spring Convention and Conference (RSCC2020). Volume 3: Service life extension of existing structures. University of Minho, Guimarães, Portugal, 9-10 March 2020. RILEM book series Vol. 34, p. 303-307. ISBN 978-3-030-76464-7, ISBN 978-3-030-76465-4 (eBook).

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-76465-4

Keywords: Self-healing Concrete, Repair, Durability, Healing Efficiency 


Nele De Belie, Kim Van Tittelboom: Magnel-Vandepitte Laboratory for Structural Engineering and Building Materials, Ghent University, Belgium

Mercedes Sánchez Moreno: Inorganic Chemistry Department, University of Córdoba, Spain

Liberato Ferrara: Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Politecnico di Milano, Italy

Elke Gruyaert: Department of Civil Engineering, KU Leuven, Belgium

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