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Building for the future with self-repairing concrete - Futuris

Author: Euronews Knowledge

Main category: Engineering (Civil engineering)

Bridges, tunnels and other civil engineering structures could become safer thanks to self-repairing concrete being developed as part of a "European research project". euronews knowledge brings you a fresh mix of the world's most interesting know-hows, directly from space and sci-tech experts.

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Engineers at Ghent University in Belgium have taken a lead role in the pioneering work.

The polymers are added to the concrete mix. Once it is dry, the researchers crack it to see how it reacts. Then they quantify its mechanical behaviour, impermeability and durability.

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