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Material degradation of our civil engineering structures is generally inevitable and consequently structures need regular maintenance. However, collaborative research through the M4L collaboration within the UK has developed a suite of biomimetic self-healing concretes that have the ability to adapt and respond to damage without external intervention; as demonstrated in the first UK full-scale field trials on self-healing concrete. Following on from this pioneering work, we are now facilitating through the RM4L programme the creation of ‘smart’ materials that can further self-sense, self-diagnose and self‐heal when subject to a wider range of damage scenarios. This paper describes work that is being carried out to develop self-healing systems suitable for healing cracks in concrete at multiple scales, and due to time-dependent and cyclic loading, and develop concrete that can self-immunise against both physical damage and chemical attack.
|Title of host publication||UKIERI Concrete Congress|
|Subtitle of host publication||Concrete: The Global Builder: Working together for durable and sustainable infrastructure|
|Editors||Ravindra K Dhir, S P Singh, Raman Bedi, Sanjay Goel|
|Publication status||Published - Mar 2019|
|Event||UKIERI Concrete Congress, Concrete: The Global Builder: Working together for durable and sustainable infrastructure - Jalandhar, India|
Duration: 5 Mar 2019 → 8 Mar 2019
|Conference||UKIERI Concrete Congress, Concrete: The Global Builder|
|Period||5/03/19 → 8/03/19|
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1/07/13 → 30/09/16
Project: Research council