Print Email Facebook Twitter Simulation of the self-healing of dolomitic lime mortar Title Simulation of the self-healing of dolomitic lime mortar Author Lubelli, B. Nijland, T.G. van Hees, R.P.J. Publication year 2012 Abstract A test procedure was set up to reproduce laboratory self-healing on lime-based (both pure calcium and magnesium-calcium) mortar specimens. After a few months of testing, during which time the specimens were submitted to wet-dry cycles, thin sections of the specimens were prepared and observed using a polarization and fluorescence microscope (PFM) and a scanning electron microscope (SEM) equipped with an energy-dispersive X-ray spectrometer (EDX). The specimens prepared with dolomitic lime showed the occurrence of self-healing: a magnesium compound was observed to be filling the 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 SciencesBuildings and InfrastructureMaterialsBuilt EnvironmentDolomitic mortarPFMSelf-healingSEM-EDX To reference this document use: http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:d64732e0-697b-45ba-94d3-c2f9a8df269f TNO identifier 461835 ISSN 1580-2949 Source Materiali in Tehnologije, 46 (3), 291-296 Document type article Files To receive the publication files, please send an e-mail request to TNO Library.