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Self-Healing Materials Systems: Overview of Major Approaches and Recent Developed Technologies

Brahim Aïssa, Daniel Therriault, Emile Haddad and Wes Jamroz

Article (2012)

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Cite this document: Aïssa, B., Therriault, D., Haddad, E. & Jamroz, W. (2012). Self-Healing Materials Systems: Overview of Major Approaches and Recent Developed Technologies. Advances in Materials Science and Engineering, 2012, p. 1-17. doi:10.1155/2012/854203
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The development of self-healing materials is now being considered for real engineering applications. Over the past few decades, there has been a huge interest in materials that can self-heal, as this property can increase materials lifetime, reduce replacement costs, and improve product safety. Self-healing systems can be made from a variety of polymers and metallic materials. This paper reviews the main technologies currently being developed, particularly on the thermosetting composite polymeric systems. An overview of various self-healing concepts over the past decade is then presented. Finally, a perspective on future self-healing approaches using this biomimetic technique is offered. The intention is to stimulate debate and reinforce the importance of a multidisciplinary approach in this exciting field.

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Subjects: 2000 Science et technologie des matériaux > 2000 Science et technologie des matériaux
Department: Département de génie mécanique
Research Center: CREPEC - Centre de recherche sur les systèmes polymères et composites à haute performance
Funders: Canadian Space Agency, CRSNG/NSERC, Fonds québécois de la recherche sur la nature et les technologies (FQRNT)
Date Deposited: 07 Dec 2018 12:33
Last Modified: 08 Dec 2018 01:20
PolyPublie URL: https://publications.polymtl.ca/3412/
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Journal Title: Advances in Materials Science and Engineering (vol. 2012)
Publisher: Hindawi
Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1155/2012/854203


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