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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

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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.

Subjects: 2000 Materials science and technology > 2000 Materials science and technology
Department: Department of Mechanical Engineering
Research Center: CREPEC - Center for Applied Research on Polymers and Composites
Funders: Canadian Space Agency, CRSNG/NSERC, Fonds québécois de la recherche sur la nature et les technologies (FQRNT)
PolyPublie URL: https://publications.polymtl.ca/3412/
Journal Title: Advances in Materials Science and Engineering (vol. 2012)
Publisher: Hindawi
DOI: 10.1155/2012/854203
Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1155/2012/854203
Date Deposited: 07 Dec 2018 12:33
Last Modified: 10 Apr 2024 09:14
Cite in APA 7: 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, 1-17. https://doi.org/10.1155/2012/854203


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