For smart concretes to be developed, it must be gathering high mechanical and durability properties, in addition to satisfying special characteristics such as self- monitoring of damage. This study outlines attempts to develop advanced Engineered Cementitious Composites (ECC) with combined self-sensing and self-healing capabilities. The aim is to maintain or improve the high mechanical and ductility properties of ECC, while enhancing the self-monitoring and self-healing capabilities. To assure the self-sensing functionality, carbon-based materials with different volumes were incorporated in ECC formulations. The self-healing rates of control and piezoresistive ECC’s were assessed by pre-cracking specimens up to 60% of their original flexure deformations and left those samples to heal under moist curing. The mechanical performances and ductility were evaluated based on compressive and flexural strengths, and mid-span beam deflection capacity measurements. The self- healing/self-sensing efficiency was tested by assessing the electrical resistivity (ER) variations of cylindrical specimens. Mechanical results of carbon-based ECC mixtures showed better or comparable performances than the corresponding control ECC. This study also reveals that the type of carbon-based materials and moisture state of specimens considerably influence the self-sensing/self-healing ability of ECC mixtures.
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