Project

SElf-healing CEmentitious and MINeral building materials

Duration
01 October 2010 → 30 September 2014
Funding
Private funding via IWT/VLAIO
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Applied mathematics in specific fields
    • Computer architecture and networks
    • Distributed computing
    • Information sciences
    • Information systems
    • Programming languages
    • Scientific computing
    • Theoretical computer science
    • Visual computing
    • Other information and computing sciences
  • Engineering and technology
    • Construction engineering
    • Earthquake engineering
    • Geotechnical and environmental engineering
    • Water engineering
    • Wind engineering
    • Process engineering
    • Ceramic and glass materials
    • Materials science and engineering
    • Polymeric materials
    • Semiconductor materials
    • Other materials engineering
Keywords
model healing agent self-healing concrete
 
Project description

Durability issues often impair the service life of structures of concrete and mineral materials. With self-healing, the service life can be extended and maintenance costs reduced. Important innovation goals in the project are: (1) design of dedicated healing agents and encapsulation technologies to obtain autonomous crack repair in concrete and mineral building materials and (2) simulation of crack healing by a validated numerical model.