Passive smart self-repair in polymer matrix composite materials

  title={Passive smart self-repair in polymer matrix composite materials},
  author={Carolyn M. Dry and Nancy R. Sottos},
  booktitle={Smart Structures},
  • C. Dry, N. Sottos
  • Published in Smart Structures 23 July 1993
  • Materials Science, Engineering
An investigation was made into the feasibility of developing a smart polymer matrix composite which has the ability to self-repair internal microcracks due to thermo-mechanical loading. The investigation focuses on the controlled cracking of hollow repair fibers dispersed in a composite and the subsequent timed release of chemicals which results in the sealing of matrix microcracks and the rebonding of damaged interfaces. In this preliminary work, the mechanisms of chemical release from a… 
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