Modeling of Self-Healing Concrete: A Review

Document Type : Review Paper


1 Institute of Structural Mechanics, Bauhaus University Weimar, Germany

2 Department of Civil Engineering, Politeknik Negeri Bandung (POLBAN) Terusan Gegerkalong Hilir Ds. Ciwaruga, Bandung, 40012, Indonesia

3 Institute of Structural Mechanics, Bauhaus University WeimDepartment of Civil Engineering, Politeknik Negeri Bandung (POLBAN) Terusan Gegerkalong Hilir Ds. Ciwaruga, Bandung, 40012, Indonesia ar, Germany


Self-healing concrete (SHC) has received a tremendous attention due to its advanced ability of automatic crack detection and crack repairing compared to the standard concrete. Two main approaches which considered as to-date self-healing mechanisms are autogenous and autonomous healing. In the past several years, the effort of the research has been focused on experimental works instead of numerical models to simulate the healing process. The purpose of this study is to provide a comprehensive comparison of different self-healing concrete (cement based materials) modeling approaches which are available. In this review, special attention is given to the autonomous healing model and a few of recent works related to the autogenous healing model are also investigated. Moreover, this review covers both analytical and numerical simulation methods of self-healing concrete model.


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