Degree Type

Thesis

Date of Award

2008

Degree Name

Master of Science

Department

Materials Science and Engineering

First Advisor

Michael R. Kessler

Abstract

Extensive work in the field of self-healing materials has developed several different methodologies and multiple successful systems utilizing the various approaches. Within the paradigm of healing using an embedded microencapsulated healing agent and catalyst the specific materials used can greatly influence the healing efficiency of the system. This work compares the adhesive capabilities of a number of ROMP-capable healing agent candidates. The success of the system at healing Mode I damage in fiber-reinforced composites (FRC) has been demonstrated. This work applies that same self-healing system to the mixed mode failure that occurs from impact damage of a FRC. While the system still allows the necessary steps for self-healing to occur, the damage suffered by this system was more extensive than the repair capabilities of the healing system.

DOI

https://doi.org/10.31274/etd-180810-2125

Copyright Owner

Louis Henry Charles

Language

en

Date Available

2012-04-30

File Format

application/pdf

File Size

92 pages

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