SHEcon stands for Self-HEaling CONcrete for structural and architectural applications. It is an ICON project.
The SHEcon project objective was to develop a concrete for structural and architectural wall panels, which does not develop cracks by the relevant mechanical loads and thermal effects. If cracks do develop, the concrete should react in such a way that the durability of the panels and related components is not impaired.
Results to be achieved were:
- Design of PU for the purpose of self-healing of concrete
- Design of carriers for the PU
- Obtaining a self-healing concrete with the ability to regain impermeability and stiffness
- Proof-of-principle in a concrete pre-casting plant for concrete sandwich panels used as architectural cladding.
The SHEcon project depended partly on the outcome of the SBO SECEMIN.