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Coope, T. (author), Bond, I. (author), Trask, R. (author), Wass, D. (author)
High performance, damage tolerant fibre reinforced polymer (FRP) composite materials are currently required to demonstrate no propagation of any sub-surface structural micro-cracking when under service load, thereby encouraging overdesign and limiting the inherent lightweight nature of such a material. By incorporating selfhealing...
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Gruyaert, E. (author), Van Tittelboom, K. (author), De Backer, P. (author), Moerman, W. (author), Dekeyser, B. (author), De Belie, N. (author)
Sandwich panels are prefabricated, insulated concrete wall elements, which are sensitive to thermal cracking due to their composition (concrete outer cladding – insulation – concrete inner cladding). During hot days, the temperature of the outer concrete layer can rise up to ~ 60°C and the temperature difference between inner and outer layer...
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Everitt, D.T. (author), Coope, T.S. (author), Bond, I.P. (author), Trask, R.S. (author), Wass, D.F. (author)
Self-healing polymers typically feature monomer and catalyst either dispersed within a host matrix, or encapsulated within hollow vessels. Unprotected highly active catalysts, sensitive to air and moisture, can readily react with amine cross-linking agents during the cure of reactive prepolymers e.g. epoxy resins. Therefore, catalysts stable to...
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Prajer, M. (author), Wu, X. (author), Garcia Espallargas, S.J. (author), Van der Zwaag, S. (author)
Polymers reinforced with high performance fibres are successfully replacing metal alloys in lightweight aircraft structures. A critical factor in structural design is the resistance of a structure to progressive damage which develops during its service time. The brittle nature of matrix cracking is the main source of composite failure initiating...
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Bultreys, T. (author), Masschaele, B. (author), Hillewaere, X. (author), Dierick, M. (author), Van Loo, D. (author), Van Hoorebeke, L. (author), Cnudde, C. (author)
This work presents recent advancements in X-ray micro-computed tomography (XRMCT) of self-healing materials at Ghent University’s Centre for X-ray Tomography (UGCT). Results of XRMCT imaging in a self-healing polymer system are shown to demonstrate the use of XRMCT in self-healing studies. Furthermore, two new XRMCT scanners are presented. The...
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Diba, M. (author), Löwik, D.W.P.M. (author), Van Hest, J.C.M. (author), Jansen, J.A. (author), Leeuwenburgh, S.C.G. (author)
Noncovalent bonds are often reversible and sensitive to external stimuli. Although noncovalent interactions are inherently weak and generally perceived as inadequate to construct macroscopic materials of sufficient integrity and cohesion, the emergence of nanotechnology has shown that the intrinsic weakness of noncovalent interactions can be...
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Nanko, M. (author), Maruoka, D. (author)
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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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Qiu, J. (author), Schlangen, H.E.J.G. (author), Van de Ven, M.F.C. (author), Shirazi, M. (author)
Reclaimed Asphalt (RA) is one of the largest fractions of raw materials used in road construction today. Probably over 90% of the total RA in the Netherlands is being reused in new asphalt constructions. RA contains aggregates coated with very hard bitumen (penetration grade of 10-20). During service, the bituminous binder loses its flexibility...
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Lucas, S.S. (author), Nellesen, A. (author), Von Tapavicza, M. (author)
In the last decade, an increasing attention has been given to the development of repairing capabilities in materials, with an emphasis in specific strategies that can promote self-healing, with or without external triggers. Self-healing has opened several new possibilities, especially in applications where long-term reliability is demanded and...
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Tziviloglou, E. (author), Jonkers, H.M. (author), Schlangen, E. (author)
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Zhang, S. (author), Langelaan, G. (author), Schut, H. (author), Brück, E. (author), Van der Zwaag, S. (author), Van Dijk, N.H. (author)
Steels are among the most widely used construction materials as their mechanical properties can be tuned over a very wide range of desired combinations of strength formability and other properties. However, when exposed for long times to high temperatures steel components can exhibit premature and low-ductility creep fracture, which arises from...
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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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Zhang, M. (author), Han, N. (author), Xing, F. (author), Wang, X. (author), Schlangen, H.E.J.G. (author)
An international cooperation research project has been financially supported by China Nature Science Foundation, which consists of three relatively independent, but strategically integrated research sub-programs, aiming at the formation of a selfhealing system based on the microcapsule principle for the cementitious composites. In this paper, a...
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Van den Berg, O. (author), Van Damme, J. (author), Du Prez, F. (author)
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Duan, X. (author), Jia, D. (author), Yang, Z. (author), Zhou, Y. (author), Ouyang, J. (author), Sloof, W.G. (author), Van der Zwaag, S. (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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Song, Y.K. (author), Chung, C.M. (author)
A protective coating is used to protect surface of a material from various deterioration factors. When cracks form and propagate in the coating, water, chloride ion, and carbon dioxide would penetrate through the cracks. This results in the deterioration of the material, leading to reduction in its serviceability. If the protective coating has...
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Huang, H. (author), Ye, G. (author)
Since self-healing of cracks is able to improve the durability of concrete structures, it has attracted much attention in the recent years. As known, in concrete matrix there are large amounts of cement grains remaining unhydrated, particularly in high performance concrete. Further hydration of these unhydrated cement grains has potential to...
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Speck, O. (author), Schlechtendahl, M. (author), Schmich, F. (author), Speck, T. (author)
After an artificial injury in succulent leaves of Delosperma cooperi and Delosperma ecklonis rapid wound sealing by deformation of the entire leaf takes place within approximately 90 minutes. On the basis of comparative anatomical and biomechanical analyses of the closely related species conclusions can be drawn on necessary boundary conditions...
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