Application of hollow plant fibres to repair concrete cracks

H Liu, S Qian, JWG van de Kuilen, WF Gard, MR de Rooij, WNJ Ursem

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The aim of this research is to develop a novel self-healing system which involves hollow plant fibres to repair the concrete cracks. The hollow pant fibres are first modified in order to hold a large quantify of healing agent without giving healing agent up until destruction. When the cracks develop in the concrete, they will spread through the concrete, rapture the fibres and release the healing agent. The healing agent freed will react/cure with/within the concrete forming insoluble substances which fill out the cracks. By doing so, the mechanical properties of uncracked concrete will be regained.
Original languageUndefined/Unknown
Title of host publication5th International specialty conference on fibre reinforced materials
EditorsTS Lok, P Prochazka
Place of PublicationSingapore
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)978-981-08-0413-8
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Event5th International Specialty Conference on Fibre Reinforced Materials - Singapore, Singapore, Singapore
Duration: 28 Aug 200829 Aug 2008

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Conference5th International Specialty Conference on Fibre Reinforced Materials


  • Concrete cracks
  • Hollow plant fibres
  • Modification
  • Self healing

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