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Numerical simulation of self-healing cementitious materials

Freeman, Brubeck Lee and Jefferson, Anthony 2021. Numerical simulation of self-healing cementitious materials. In: Kanellopoulos, Anotnios and Norambuena-Contreras, Jose eds. Self-Healing Construction Materials: Fundamentals, Monitoring and Large Scale Applications, Springer International Publishing, pp. 151-185. (10.1007/978-3-030-86880-2_6)

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Abstract

This chapter discusses previous research on the numerical simulation of self-healing cementitious materials (SHCMs). Numerical models of SHCMs can be, and have been, used for both the development of new materials and self-healing techniques, as well as for the design and analysis of structures formed from SHCMs. The behaviour of SHCMs is governed by a set of interacting physical processes, including mechanical micro- and macro-cracking, the flow of healing agents in intact and damaged cementitious matrices, mineral precipitation, healing agent curing and mechanical healing. Models for mechanical self-healing and transport processes are considered, along with the simulation of specific aspects of SHCM behaviour. The strengths and deficiencies of existing models are discussed and future development needs highlighted.

Item Type: Book Section
Date Type: Published Online
Status: Published
Schools: Engineering
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Publisher: Springer International Publishing
ISBN: 9783030868796
Last Modified: 28 Feb 2022 13:45
URI: https://orca.cardiff.ac.uk/id/eprint/147433

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