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Study on Mechanical Properties of Self Healing Self Curing Concrete

  • Chinnu Susan JacobEmail author
  • Vidya Jose
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Part of the Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering book series (LNCE, volume 46)

Abstract

Concrete is one of the most widely used construction material in industry. It has high compressive strength but low tensile strength. The low tensile strength may result in crack formation which seriously affects the life of concrete. A solution to this is the introduction of self-healing properties in concrete. Also the properties of hardened concrete will mainly depend on its extent of hydration. Proper curing methods can be used to achieve proper hydration. Bacterially induced self-healing by calcium carbonate precipitation has been proposed as an eco-friendly method in recent years. The bacterium selected for the study is Bacillus Subtilis JC3. The present study concentrates on the effect of bacteria as self -healing agent in self-curing concrete and its optimum percentage in strength aspects of hardened concrete.

Keywords

Concrete Self healing Bacillus Subtilis bacteria 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Civil EngineeringToc H Institute of Science and TechnologyArakkunnamIndia

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