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Self-healing As prevention Repair of COncrete Structures


Working Group 2

Characterization and monitoring of crack healing


Verification of the healing ability and assessment of the repair durability through the implementation of robust and comparative characterization techniques is essential. This Working Group will analyse and compare different characterization techniques to quantify the self-healing capability for new structures and the healing efficiency of external repair methods for aged concrete structures. This will further provide guidelines for evaluating the healing effectiveness with reference to the recovery of different properties of concrete materials or structural elements, due to self-healing activity of concrete in new structures or to the repair ability of external methods, including the analysis of the Round Robin Test results.


The leader of this Working Group is Liberato Ferrara, Professor at Politecnico di Milano (email:



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