Self-Healing Concrete: A Bibliometric Analysis

Mohammed H. Alzard, Hilal El-Hassan, Tamer El-Maaddawy, Ashraf Aly Hassan, Marwa Alsalami, Fatma Abdulrahman

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– Research on self-healing concrete has thrived in recent years. This study aims to map the evolution of self-healing concrete among the different research constituents, reveal the trends, and identify the key contributors, research themes, and critical publication outlets and topics in the field. Bibliometrix R software package was utilized to conduct a bibliometric analysis on a total of 1,402 publications written by 2,880 authors and published between 1974 to 2021. These publications were retrieved from the Scopus database. Performance analysis revealed that 86% of the publications were journal articles and papers published in conference proceedings. Citations and keywords analysis showed that review articles were the most cited papers, and research on utilizing bacteria in self-healing concrete was the most trending topic. High collaboration rates among top-cited and most productive countries, authors, and universities were reported using science mapping. The findings of this study highlight the need for future work focused on real-life applications, optimization of self-healing mechanisms, rheological properties, and microstructure characteristics of self-healing concrete.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 7th World Congress on Civil, Structural, and Environmental Engineering, CSEE 2022
EditorsHany El Naggar, Joaquim Barros, Paulo Cachim
PublisherAvestia Publishing
ISBN (Print)9781927877999
Publication statusPublished - 2022
Event7th World Congress on Civil, Structural, and Environmental Engineering, CSEE 2022 - Virtual, Online
Duration: Apr 10 2022Apr 12 2022

Publication series

NameWorld Congress on Civil, Structural, and Environmental Engineering
ISSN (Electronic)2371-5294


Conference7th World Congress on Civil, Structural, and Environmental Engineering, CSEE 2022
CityVirtual, Online


  • Bibliometric analysis
  • Bibliometrix
  • Performance analysis
  • Science mapping
  • Self-healing concrete

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering


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