Autonomous self-healing of damaged CFRP's

V. A. Imperiale, I. P. Bond

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication53rd AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials Conference 2012
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2012
Event53rd AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials Conference - Honolulu, HI, United States
Duration: 23 Apr 201226 Apr 2012

Conference

Conference53rd AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials Conference
CountryUnited States
CityHonolulu, HI
Period23/04/1226/04/12

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