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Influence of soft inclusions on the fracture behaviour of cement paste

Luca Mercuri

Influence of soft inclusions on the fracture behaviour of cement paste.

Rel. Paola Antonaci, Giovanni Anglani, Erik Schlangen, Emanuele Rossi. Politecnico di Torino, Corso di laurea magistrale in Ingegneria Civile, 2019

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Abstract:

Soft inclusions, such as capsules and other particulate admixtures are increasingly being used in cementitious materials for functional purposes (i.e. self-healing and self-sensing of concrete). Yet, their influence on the fracture behaviour of the material is sometimes overlooked and requires in-depth study for the optimization of mechanical and/or smart properties. An experimental investigation is presented herein on the role of bacteria-based lactate-derived particles on the fracture behaviour of cement paste in tensile configuration. These admixtures are currently used for the purpose of self-healing. Digital Image Correlation was used to obtain strain contours on the surface of the samples during the test. The influence of soft particles addition and age of the samples on the fracture mechanics of the composite were investigated.

Relators: Paola Antonaci, Giovanni Anglani, Erik Schlangen, Emanuele Rossi
Academic year: 2018/19
Publication type: Electronic
Number of Pages: 64
Subjects:
Corso di laurea: Corso di laurea magistrale in Ingegneria Civile
Classe di laurea: New organization > Master science > LM-23 - CIVIL ENGINEERING
Aziende collaboratrici: Technische Universiteit Delft
URI: http://webthesis.biblio.polito.it/id/eprint/11841
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