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Volume 364, 2022International Conference on Concrete Repair, Rehabilitation and Retrofitting (ICCRRR 2022)
|Number of page(s)||7|
|Section||Developments in Concrete Material Technology, Assessment and Processing|
|Published online||30 September 2022|
The investigations on properties of self-healing concrete with crystalline admixture and recycled concrete waste
Faculty of Civil Engineering and Architecture, Kaunas University of Technology, Kaunas, LT–44249 Lithuania
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The concept of self-healing concrete is becoming more necessary as sustainability in construction is more desirable. Amongst the current solutions in this technology are autogenous, chemical, and bacterial self-healing. It is paramount that secondary raw materials be used in the production of selfhealing concrete as a form of a sustainable solution. Therefore, in this paper, the admixture “Betocrete-CP-360-WP”, which is a crystallizing waterproofing admixture with hydrophobic effect and is 100% recyclable, has been used and its effect on the physical, chemical, and mechanical properties of concrete, as well as selfhealing capabilities of concrete, have been determined. According to the obtained results, the crystalline additive “Betocrete-CP-360-WP” has no effect on density and slightly increases the amount of entrained air in the concrete mix. However, it does decrease the workability of the concrete mixture which could prove problematic in transportation to the construction site or in concreting in general. Also, with the crystalline admixture in the concrete mix, a 60% reduction in concrete compressive strength after one day of hardening has been estimated, but after 7 and 28 days, the strength attained is within the ranges of the control samples. In addition, concrete containing Betocrete-CP360-WP was 30% less water permeable as compared to control samples. The self-healing efficiency of the concrete was determined by a water flow test through a formed crack (approximately 0.35 mm wide). This was done by gluing a plastic pipe to the top of the cracked concrete specimens and maintaining a constant pressure of the water in the pipe. The experiment was continued for 28 days, and the crack self-healing efficiency of the concrete was calculated from the differences in the amount of water passed through the crack before healing and after 7, 14, 21 and 28 days of the healing process. After 28 days of the water flow test, the cracks in the concrete with the crystalline admixture and recycled concrete dust were completely healed, while the control specimens were not.
Key words: concrete / self-healing / crystalline / admixture / crack
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