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Original languageEnglish
PublisherSpringer
Number of pages226
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-86880-2
ISBN (Print)978-3-030-86879-6
Publication statusPublished - 2022

Publication series

NameEngineering Materials and Processes
PublisherSpringer
ISSN (Print)1619-0181
ISSN (Electronic)2365-0761

Abstract

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).

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