- Special Issue
- 조회수 : 65 작성일 : 2020.12.14
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2021.
Deterioration of concrete is often associated with the ingress of external agents, and thus the presence of cracks can dramatically shorten the service life of conventional concrete structures. However, concrete crack is inevitable as it is caused by many different reasons which cannot be controlled even by experienced concrete engineers and workers. One of the possible solutions to mitigate cracks in concrete is autonomous healing, which relies on activities other than those of cement-based materials. Autonomous healing has been gaining the interest of many researchers who have explored the effectiveness of bacterial crystallization, encapsulation/vascular, expansion polymer/crystal, electrodeposition, shape memory alloy, fibers, and nanoparticles toward the self-healing of concrete.
In addition to studies on self-healing methodologies, applications of self-healing are also actively performed. These include crack detection through image-based machine learning and self-sensing concrete with conductive additives or crack repair quantification method through ultrasound wave or X-ray tomography.
In this Special Issue, recent progress in the development of self-healing concrete and cement-based materials and their application to construction, repair, and coating will be discussed. The articles in the Special Issue will cover, but will not be limited to, the following topics:
- Self-healing concrete methodologies using additives, bacteria, microcapsules
- Self-healing mechanism and modeling
- Autogenous and autonomous self-healing
- Application of self-healing techniques to repair, coating, etc.
- Evaluation and monitoring of self-healing
It is my pleasure to invite all researchers and engineers having interests in self-healing concretes and their applications to submit a manuscript for this Special Issue. Full papers, communications, and reviews are all welcome.
Prof. Dr. Kwang-Myong Lee
Prof. Dr. Chongku Yi
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- healing mechanism
- modelling of self-healing
- application of self-healing
- evaluation of self-healing