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Influence of Self-Healing effects on structural fatigue life extension of structures made from high performance concrete (InShe)

Investigatordoc. Ing. Stanislav Seitl, Ph.D.
Number of Project21-08772S
AgencyGrantová agentura České republiky
Duration2021-01-01 - 2023-12-31

This aim of the project is to develop reliable and experimentally supported simulation tools for time-dependent analysis of the failure probability of structural members made from highperformance concrete with an autogenous self-healing phenomenon, which are exposed to many times repeating loads. The autogenous self-healing phenomenon of high-performance concrete and its self-healing efficiency of damage induced by fatigue load will be analysed by experiments and computer simulations. Self-healing efficiency and its influence on the structural life-time extension will be inseparable part of this project. This will be studied by both general (whole geometry) and local (microstructure) material’s response. In contrast to commonly used ad-hoc methods for analysis of structural service lifetime the uniqueness of the proposed project lies in the combination of all named aspects into an integrated framework.


Miarka P., Seitl S., Klusák J., Malíková (Šestáková) L., Merta I., Bílek V.: High-cycle fatigue cracks in concrete investigated by cT tomography. Procedia Struct. Integr. 43 (2023) 124-129

Miarka P., Cruces A., Lopez-Crespo P., De Corte W.: On the localisation of the FPZ under a pure mode II load identified by a hybrid method. Eng. Fract. Mech. 279 (2023) 109019

Vyhlídal M., Klusák J., Kucharczyková B., Daněk P., Šimonová H., Keršner Z.: Influence of the interfacial transition zone between a steel inclusion and cement-based composite on the fracture response of a bent specimen. Eng. Fract. Mech. 286 (2023) 109256


Miarka P., Seitl S., Bílek V., Cifuentes Bulte H.: Assessment of fatigue resistance of concrete: S-N curves to the Paris law curves. Construction and Building Materials 341 (2022) 127811

Vyhlídal M., Klusák J.: Numerical study of specimen with steel inclusion: Influence of interfacial transition zone. Procedia Struct. Integr. 42 (2022) 1000-1007

Seitl S., Benešová A., Blasón Gonzáles S., Miarka P., Klusák J., Bílek V.: Advanced statistical evaluation of fatigue data obtained during the measurement of concrete mixtures with various water-cement ratio. Engineering mechanics 2022 1 (2022) 361-364

Seitl S., Benešová A., Paredes Pascual Á., Malíková (Šestáková) L., Bujdoš D., Bílek V.: Fatigue and fracture properties of concrete mixtures with various water to cement ratio and maximum size of aggregates. Procedia Struct. Integr. 42 (2022) 1512-1519


Seitl S., Andrade Lizarro J., Miarka P.: Mixed Mode I/II Fracture Resistance of Various Civil Engineering Materials by Selected Criteria. Procedia Struct. Integr. 33 (2021) 312-319