THE WP TEAM
WHAT WE DO
WP3 develops combined SD/SH vascular network systems that are supplied with prophylactic agents triggered by changes in electro‐chemical properties of the matrix and a novel microvascular system with sacrificial, chemically triggered pores that will open upon penetration of aggressive chemical species into the cementitious matrix.
- Task 1 – identify mechanisms for monitoring the relevant electro‐chemical properties of the matrix, explore the ability of such techniques to localise changes and provide a feedback mechanism that can activate the release of both immunising and healing compounds
- Task 2 – investigate the development of smart microvascular systems using microfluidic devices to produce microfibers
- Task 3 – investigate the efficiency of the different types of materials used for the manufacture of the vascular systems and identify their functionality under different corrosion initiation and chemically modified conditions.