This paper analyzes the self-healing properties of early-age concretes, engineered using a crystalline admixture (4% by the weight of cement), by measuring the permeability of cracked specimens and their crack width. Two concrete classes (C30/37 and C45/55) and three healing exposure conditions have been investigated: water immersion at 15 °C, at 30 °C and wet/dry cycles. Specimens were pre-cracked at 2 days, to values of crack width in the range of 0.10–0.40 mm. The results show almost perfect healing capability for specimens healed under water at 30 °C, better than for specimens healed under water at 15 °C, while insufficient for the wet/dry exposure.

Effect of crystalline admixtures on the self-healing capability of early-age concrete studied by means of permeability and crack closing tests

FERRARA, LIBERATO
2016-01-01

Abstract

This paper analyzes the self-healing properties of early-age concretes, engineered using a crystalline admixture (4% by the weight of cement), by measuring the permeability of cracked specimens and their crack width. Two concrete classes (C30/37 and C45/55) and three healing exposure conditions have been investigated: water immersion at 15 °C, at 30 °C and wet/dry cycles. Specimens were pre-cracked at 2 days, to values of crack width in the range of 0.10–0.40 mm. The results show almost perfect healing capability for specimens healed under water at 30 °C, better than for specimens healed under water at 15 °C, while insufficient for the wet/dry exposure.
2016
Concrete; Self-healing; Autogenous; Crystalline admixtures; Permeability; Durability
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