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Vrijders, Jeroen (author), Dooms, Bram (author), Van Itterbeeck, Petra (author)
Although there has been extensive research and several demonstration projects in Belgium and abroad, the use of recycled aggregates in concrete is still limited in practice. Several barriers were identified: lack of practical experience, limiting standards and the need for specific quality assurance. The paper describes recent developments in...
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Bougrain, Frédéric (author)
According to the European Commission website, construction and demolition waste (CDW - consisting of materials such as concrete, bricks, gypsum, wood, glass, metals, asbestos, excavated soil…) accounts for approximately 25% - 30% of all waste generated in the EU. To move towards a recycling society, various policies have been launched by...
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Vrijders, Jeroen (author), Wastiels, Lisa (author)
The use of recycled aggregates in new structural concrete is generally considered as a measure for lowering the environmental impact of concrete. Existing literature considers transport distances and the final performance of the concrete (linked to its composition) as main influencing factors to evaluate the environmental burdens or gains when...
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Symeonidou, I. (author), Hirschberg, U. (author), Kaftan, M. (author)
Designing the Negative was the title of a Master Studio that took place at the Institute of Architecture and Media of Graz University of Technology during the summer semester of 2012. Students designed and fabricated prototypes of customized concrete formwork as part of their studio assignment. The studio theme forced students to think about...
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De Belie, N. (author)
Within the theme ‘Self-healing materials for prolonged lifetime’ (NMP.2012.2.1-3) of the Seventh Framework Programme, self-healing concrete is an important topic. The project HEALCON, which deals with self-healing concrete to create durable and sustainable concrete structures, is funded by EU-FP7 and started in January 2013. The coordinator of...
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Hilloulin, B. (author), Van Tittelboom, K. (author), Gruyaert, E. (author), Loukili, A. (author), De Belie, N. (author)
Now, most of the capsules used to contain polymeric healing agents in self-healing concrete, are made of glass. However, glass capsules cannot be mixed in concrete and are therefore placed manually into the moulds during concrete casting in laboratory tests. This represents a major drawback for an eventual industrialisation. In this study,...
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Mors, R.M. (author), Jonkers, H.M. (author)
A functional experimental concrete system has been developed in our lab, in which a two component bacteria-based healing agent contained in a protective reservoir is included in the concrete mixture. Incorporated bacteria have the potential to produce copious amounts of calcium carbonate based crystals from supplied mineral precursor compounds....
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Wang, J.Y. (author), Van Vlierberghe, S. (author), Dubruel, P. (author), Verstraete, W. (author), De Belie, N. (author)
Self-healing concrete is regarded as a promising solution to reduce the high maintenance and repair cost of concrete infrastructure. Due to the limited autogenous healing capacity of concrete as such, additives are needed to enhance its self-healing properties. Among various strategies, microbial-based self-healing has gained increasing...
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Hilloulin, B. (author), Grondin, F. (author), Matallah, M. (author), Loukili, A. (author)
Cracks, caused by shrinkage or external loading, reduce the durability of concrete structures as aggressive substances can easily enter in the capillary network of the cementitious matrix. Natural ‘autogenous’ healing ability of concrete by further hydration or precipitation has been studied experimentally for many years. Autogenous healing of...
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Palin, D. (author), Wiktor, V. (author), Jonkers, H.M. (author)
Marine concrete structures are exposed to one of the most hostile of natural environments. Many physical and chemical phenomena are usually interdependent and mutually reinforcing in the deterioration of marine exposed concrete: expansion and microcracking due to physical effects increases concrete permeability paving the way for harmful...
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Wiktor, V. (author), Sangadji, S. (author), Jonkers, H.M. (author), Schlangen, H.E.J.G. (author)
Bacterially induced calcium carbonate precipitation has received considerable attention for its potential application in enforcing or repairing construction material. The mechanism of bacterially mediated calcite precipitation in those studies is primarily based on the enzymatic hydrolysis of urea. Besides calcite precipitation, this reaction...
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De Belie, N. (author), Du Prez, F. (author), Terryn, H. (author), Wallaeys, B. (author)
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Zhu, G. (author), Lü, L. (author), Tang, J. (author), Dong, B. (author), Han, N. (author), Xing, F. (author)
For epoxy microcapsules embedded in concrete as mechanic-triggered self-healing adhesive, globular shape with uniform size is the basic requirement to ensure the solid shell broken and the liquid core released at a designed stress. In this paper, monodispersed melamine–formaldehyde (MF) resin-walled epoxy E-51 microcapsules were successfully...
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Sangadji, S. (author), Wiktor, V.A.C. (author), Jonkers, H.M. (author), Schlangen, H.E.J.G. (author)
Bacteria induced calcite precipitation has been proven to be effective in making concrete structure self-healing. In Microlab TU Delft, the concept has been enhanced by developing a liquid bacteria-based concrete repair system. The solution contains calcite precipitating bacteria, nutrients and buffer compound which may demonstrate high...
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Narayanasamy, R. (author), Alvarado, A. (author), Sanchez Medrano, J. (author), Betancourt Hernandez, J. (author), Balagurusamy, N. (author)
Sustainability or environment friendly green technology is based on the use of agents of biological origin that can mimic nature in their process applications. The production and use of conventional Portland cement is significant contributor to emission of greenhouse gases and the resultant global warming. Microbial induced carbonate...
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Maes, M. (author), Van Tittelboom, K. (author), De Belie, N. (author)
A lot of damage is reported for constructions in marine environments. Marine environments are very aggressive, because of the high chloride concentration in sea water. Chlorides affect durability by initiating corrosion of the reinforcement steel. When cracks appear in the concrete structures, chlorides will penetrate faster and will initiate...
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Bernold, L. (author), Castel, A. (author)
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Zemskov, S.V. (author), Copuroglu, O. (author), Vermolen, F.J. (author)
A mathematical model for the post-damage recovery of carbonated cement is described. The model is based on a two-dimensional initial-boundary value problem for a system of partial differential equations. The study is embedded within the framework of investigating the effect of using lightweight expanded clay aggregate, which is incorporated into...
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Varini, M. (author), Koleva, D.A. (author), Denkova, A.G. (author), Mol, J.M.C. (author), Terryn, H. (author), Van Breugel, K. (author)
Polymeric nano-materials utilization in reinforced concrete, aiming to deal with steel corrosion was developed in previous works. Promising results were obtained with PEO–b–PS nano-formations, both in terms of enhanced bulk matrix properties and improved steel corrosion resistance. Recent research has been focusing on a cheaper and commercially...
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Hung, V.V. (author), Kishi, T. (author), Ahn, T.H. (author)
Granulation technique, introducing the self-healing ability to concrete, was developed by Koide, 2010 [1] based on the capsulation technology in the food/medicine industry. In this research, self-healing granules, containing cement compounds, chemical and mineral admixtures, were fabricated by a proposed granulation process and the capability of...
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