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Self-Healing Concrete Using Superabsorbent Polymer


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Mousavi, Seyed Sina, Guizani, Lotfi and Ouellet-Plamondon, Claudiane. 25 November 2020. « Self-Healing Concrete Using Superabsorbent Polymer ». [Research article]. Substance ÉTS.

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Concrete is so sensitive to tensile stress that cracking is common in reinforcedconcrete structures, such as buildings and bridges. Cracking in concrete affects theperformance and durability of structures. Repairing cracked concrete is costly andremains ineffi cient in many cases. To ensure good performance, initial cracksshould be controlled and, if possible, repaired at their earliest stage. This researchstudies smart concrete, using a superabsorbent polymer (SAP) to seal and healcracks autogenously. An extensive experimental program including pull-out testson different concrete mixes was carried out to study the healing of concrete atrebar-concrete interfaces. Results show the promise of signifi cant strengthrecovery using SAP to partially seal and heal cracks.

Item Type: Non-peer reviewed article published in a journal or magazine
Refereed: No
Guizani, Lotfi
Ouellet-Plamondon, Claudiane
Affiliation: Génie de la construction, Génie de la construction
Date Deposited: 08 Apr 2021 19:25
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2021 15:22

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