Study on the Effects of the Self-Healing Microcapsules on the Tensile Properties of Polymer Composite
By designing different formulations of composites and adopting optimized technology including extrusion and molding, the different composites with various content microcapsules were prepared. The results of the tensile tests show that with the increasing content of self-healing microcapsules in the glass fiber reinforced nylon composites, the mechanical properties of the composites will change, i.e. tensile strength, elastic modulus will decrease. But there is little effect on the mechanical properties of the composite gears if the content of self-healing microcapsules is less than 3.5%, and the technology of self-healing microcapsules used in the polymer composite gear is feasible.
Jianzhong Wang and Jingang Qi
L. Zhang et al., "Study on the Effects of the Self-Healing Microcapsules on the Tensile Properties of Polymer Composite", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 299-300, pp. 460-465, 2011