Print Email Facebook Twitter Simulation of self-healing of dolomitic lime mortar Title Simulation of self-healing of dolomitic lime mortar Author Lubelli, B.A. Nijland, T.G. van Hees, R.P.J. Publication year 2011 Abstract In the present research a test procedure was set up to reproduce self-healing on lime-based (both pure calcium and magnesium-calcium) mortar specimens in laboratory. After few months testing, during which the specimens were subjected to wet-dry cycles, thin sections of the specimens were prepared and observed by Polarization and Fluorescence Microscopy (PFM) and by Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) equipped with Energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDX). The specimens prepared with dolomitic lime showed the occurrence of self-healing: a magnesium compound is observed filling cracks and voids. These results suggest new possibilities for the development of dolomitic lime mortars with an increased self-healing capacity. Subject Building Engineering & Civil EngineeringBM - Building MaterialsTS - Technical SciencesMaterials To reference this document use: http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:35e3279b-991a-4ad9-aa83-f7467f138d4a TNO identifier 430048 Source 13th Euroseminar on Microscopy Applied to Building Materials, 14-18 June 2011, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 1-6 Document type conference paper Files To receive the publication files, please send an e-mail request to TNO Library.