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PhDTalks | Healing capacity of Ultra High Performance Concrete under sustained through crack tensile stresses and aggressive environments

February 6 @ 17:15 - 18:30

Our next PhDTalks Seminar will be held on tuesday 6th february in Fassò Room (Building 4A), from 5:15 pm to 6:30 pm CET

PhDTalks is a series of seminars and discussions between PhD students. The events are aimed at providing a place to network and get in contact with many of the projects developed in our department. 

Speaker Xi Bin will talk about “Healing capacity of Ultra High Performance Concrete under sustained through crack tensile stresses and aggressive environments”

At the end of each event a small refreshment funded by the department will be available. 

You can watch the event online by clicking here.


This study investigates the self-healing capabilities of Ultra-High Performance Concrete (UHPC) under the combined influence of mechanical and environmental factors. Specifically, it delves into the long-term self-healing process in pre-cracked UHPC samples that endure continuous sustained tensile stresses across the cracks and are exposed to aggressive environmental conditions for one year. This study not only emphasizes that pre-cracked UHPC, when exposed to both mechanical stresses and aggressive environments, can maintain excellent durability and mechanical strength due to its self-healing effect but also lays the foundation for evaluating the self-healing potential of cement-based materials under conditions representative of real-world structural scenarios.

Speaker’s bio

Bin is a PhD candidate in the 36th cycle of SSGE at Politecnico di Milano. He holds a master’s degree in civil engineering from Shenzhen University, China. His current research focuses on the realms of self-healing and durability within the context of fiber-reinforced concrete. Outside the academic sphere, Bin is passionate about exploring new horizons. Traveling and hiking are his preferred avenues for relaxation and personal enrichment.


February 6
17:15 - 18:30
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