Self-healing via embedded liquid filled hollow fibres provides a novel approach to reduce the damage threat within CFRP. Compression after impact testing is carried out on standard and self-healing CFRP specimens. Results show a fully autonomous recovery of a significant proportion of compressive strength in CFRP is possible via self-healing. For the first time it has been demonstrated that a bespoke multi-component SHA is able to bleed from embedded HGF, self-mix and react to allow recovery of up to 93% of compressive strength, notwithstanding the presence of remaining damage within the CFRP laminate.
|Title of host publication||53rd AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials Conference 2012|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Dec 2012|
|Event||53rd AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials Conference - Honolulu, HI, United States|
Duration: 23 Apr 2012 → 26 Apr 2012
|Conference||53rd AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials Conference|
|Period||23/04/12 → 26/04/12|