Faculty Advisor

Peterson, Amy M.

Faculty Advisor

Sakulich, Aaron R.

Abstract

In the United States, reinforced concrete is used in almost all types of infrastructure. Reinforced concrete is a versatile building material; however, it is vulnerable to damage from the inner steel rebar. This MQP focused on furthering research into the application of self-healing capsules onto the rebar within the concrete. Parking stops with healing capsules were manufactured and placed outdoors to begin weathering for a future MQP. Various colorimetric and micrograph healing tests were performed to evaluate capsule deterioration over time. Information about capsule oxidation and degradation was compiled, evaluated, and reported. Groundwork was laid for future testing and potential wide-spread application of self-healing coating technology.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

March 2017

Major

Civil Engineering

Major

Chemical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Chemical Engineering

Advisor Department

Civil and Environmental Engineering

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