In the name of Allah the Merciful

Self-Healing Construction Materials: Fundamentals, Monitoring and Large Scale Applications

Antonios Kanellopoulos and Jose Norambuena-Contreras, 978-3-030-86880-2, 978-3-030-86879-6, 3030868796, 978-3030868796, 9783030868796, B09NBJ5FDX

English | 2022 | PDF

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This book provides a thorough overview of all techniques for producing self-healing construction materials. Construction materials (cement-based, bituminous, metals, and alloys) are prone to cracking, which with the progress of time can lead to compromising of the structural integrity of critical infrastructure. Self-healing materials form a new class of materials that have inbuilt engineered properties to counteract damage and repair it before it becomes critical. The methods for monitoring, modeling, and assessing self-healing are also reviewed. The final section of the book discusses the future outlook and potential extension of self-healing concepts to other materials (e.g., heritage structures and soils).