This work reports on the self-healing capabilities of mortar specimens with polyurethane encapsulated in two types of cementitious macro-capsules, by comparison with the performance of mortar specimens using the same healing agent encapsulated in glass capsules, as tested in an inter-laboratory testing campaign following a pre-standard procedure. This comparison was performed with a twofold objective of checking the robustness of such pre-standard procedure for varying types of capsules and testing the effectiveness of a new type of cementitious capsule that has never been used before in durability tests. The testing procedure was developed in the framework of the EU COST Action SARCOS. First, the specimens were pre-cracked via three-point bending followed by an active crack width control technique. Then, the self-healing effect was characterised in terms of water permeability reduction. The cementitious capsules offered equivalent or better performance compared to the glass capsules used in the inter-laboratory testing. The average sealing efficiency for the specimens containing cementitious capsules ranged from 54 to 74%, while for glass macro-capsules it was equal to 56%. It was also observed that when applying the pre-standard procedure to test specimens containing capsules with comparable size and geometric arrangement, the same results were obtained in different repetitions of the test. The results obtained confirmed the possibility to use the cementitious capsules as a valid macro-encapsulation system, offering additional advantages compared to glass capsules. The repeatability of the results corroborated the robustness of the adopted testing procedure, highlighting its potential for further standardisation.

Durability of self-healing cementitious systems with encapsulated polyurethane evaluated with a new pre-standard test method / Anglani, Giovanni; Van Mullem, Tim; Tulliani, JEAN MARC CHRISTIAN; Van Tittelboom, Kim; De Belie, Nele; Antonaci, Paola. - In: MATERIALS AND STRUCTURES. - ISSN 1359-5997. - ELETTRONICO. - 55:5(2022). [10.1617/s11527-021-01818-3]

Durability of self-healing cementitious systems with encapsulated polyurethane evaluated with a new pre-standard test method

Giovanni Anglani;Jean-Marc Tulliani;Paola Antonaci
2022

Abstract

This work reports on the self-healing capabilities of mortar specimens with polyurethane encapsulated in two types of cementitious macro-capsules, by comparison with the performance of mortar specimens using the same healing agent encapsulated in glass capsules, as tested in an inter-laboratory testing campaign following a pre-standard procedure. This comparison was performed with a twofold objective of checking the robustness of such pre-standard procedure for varying types of capsules and testing the effectiveness of a new type of cementitious capsule that has never been used before in durability tests. The testing procedure was developed in the framework of the EU COST Action SARCOS. First, the specimens were pre-cracked via three-point bending followed by an active crack width control technique. Then, the self-healing effect was characterised in terms of water permeability reduction. The cementitious capsules offered equivalent or better performance compared to the glass capsules used in the inter-laboratory testing. The average sealing efficiency for the specimens containing cementitious capsules ranged from 54 to 74%, while for glass macro-capsules it was equal to 56%. It was also observed that when applying the pre-standard procedure to test specimens containing capsules with comparable size and geometric arrangement, the same results were obtained in different repetitions of the test. The results obtained confirmed the possibility to use the cementitious capsules as a valid macro-encapsulation system, offering additional advantages compared to glass capsules. The repeatability of the results corroborated the robustness of the adopted testing procedure, highlighting its potential for further standardisation.
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