Project

Self-healing concrete to create durable and sustainable concrete structures

Acronym
HEALCON
Duration
31 December 2012 → 28 February 2017
Funding
European funding: framework programme, Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Engineering and technology
    • Construction engineering
    • Earthquake engineering
    • Geotechnical and environmental engineering
    • Water engineering
    • Wind engineering
    • Ceramic and glass materials
    • Materials science and engineering
    • Semiconductor materials
    • Other materials engineering
Keywords
encapsulation healing agent life-cycle concrete cost analysis self-healing
 
Project description

In order to guarantee liquid tightness of concrete structures and enhance durability, smart concrete with self-healing properties is designed. Different healing agents and encapsulation techniques are tested and scaled up. Self-healing efficiency is evaluated in ( large) lab-scale tests and demonstrators. A life-cycle cost analysis shows the impact of the self-healing technologies on economy, society and environment.