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Working Group 3

Working Group 3

Modelling of crack healing and service life prediction

 

Overview

The general objective of this Working Group is to model and computationally simulate healing mechanisms and their impact on the mechanical properties of concrete. Furthermore, this Working Group will also evaluate the durability of new and existing concrete structures and the increase of service life due to these preventive actions. Two main tasks are defined herein. Firstly, to focus on the development and calibration of self-healing and repair models and secondly, on the estimation of the enhanced mechanical properties by structural integrity studies and the evaluation of service life improvement due to the use of predictive transient approaches based on upscaling (also in time) and complementary experimental validation.

Contact

The leader of this Working Group is Anthony Jefferson, Professor at Cardiff University (email: JeffersonAD@Cardiff.ac.uk).