Experimental Characterization of the Self-Healing Capacity of Cement Based Materials: An Overview

Liberato Ferrara, Estefania Cuenca Asensio, Francesco Lo Monte, Marta Roig Flores, Mercedes Sanchez Moreno, Didier Snoeck, Tim Van Mullem, Nele De Belie
2018 Proceedings (MDPI)  
This paper, prepared in the framework of the COST Action SARCOS WG2 activities (http://www.cost.eu/COST_Actions/ca/CA15202), provides an overview of the main concepts underlying the experimental characterization of the self-sealing capacity of cement-based materials. This effort intends to pave the way towards standardization of such experimental methods for a comparative assessment of the self-healing capacity of different cement-based materials and of the effectiveness of different
more » ... ifferent techniques, in order to incorporate self-healing concepts and outcomes into durability-based predictive models and design approaches.
doi:10.3390/icem18-05322 fatcat:mekhzkgicvf3nlnh2sjnsqcoem