Compression Behavior of a Self-Healing Fibre Reinforced Epoxy Composite

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The concept of introducing self-healing capabilities in polymer materials and systems has been based on mimicking biological self-healing materials and systems, for example, materials like proteins have phenomenal capabilities in self-healing damaged biological structures. This work has been extended to investigate self-healing capabilities of fibre reinforced epoxy composites. Microencapsulated epoxy and mercaptan healing agents were incorporated into a glass fibre reinforced epoxy matrix to produce a polymer composite capable of self-healing. The specimens containing the microencapsulated epoxy and mercaptan healing agents did gain excellent strength and achieved a healing efficiency up to 140%.

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Qi Luo

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1281-1286

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10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMM.55-57.1281

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J. Lee et al., "Compression Behavior of a Self-Healing Fibre Reinforced Epoxy Composite", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 55-57, pp. 1281-1286, 2011

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May 2011

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