Analytical study of vascular networks for self-healing composite laminates

C. Y. Huang*, R. S. Trask, I. P. Bond

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

A qualitative study on the influence of an embedded vascular network on the structural performance of a FRP composite laminate is presented. This study includes: methods of forming such vascular networks in laminates; characterisation of laminate cross-sections; FE analysis for failure initiation and validation of the FE results via mechanical testing.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationICCM International Conferences on Composite Materials
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2009
Event17th International Conference on Composite Materials, ICCM-17 - Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Duration: 27 Jul 200931 Jul 2009

Conference

Conference17th International Conference on Composite Materials, ICCM-17
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityEdinburgh
Period27/07/0931/07/09

Keywords

  • Biomimetic
  • Composite materials
  • Fibre reinforced polymers
  • Finite element analysis
  • Self-healing
  • Vascular network

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