Self-healing fiber-reinforced polymer composites

IP Bond, RS Trask, GJ Williams, HR Williams

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Self-healing is receiving an increasing amount ofg interest worldwide as a method to address damage in materials. In particular, for advanced high-performance fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) composite materials, self-healing offers an alternative to employing conservative damage-tolerant designs and a mechanisms for ameliorating inaccessible and invidious internal damage within a structure. This article considers in some detail the various self-healing technologies currently being developed for FRP composite materials. Key constraints for incorporating such a function in FRPs are that it not be detrimental to inherent mechanical properties and that it not impose a severe weight penalty.
Translated title of the contributionSelf-healing fiber-reinforced polymer composites
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)770 - 774
Number of pages5
JournalMRS Bulletin
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2008


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