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Prajer, M. (author), Wu, X. (author), Garcia Espallargas, S.J. (author), Van der Zwaag, S. (author)
Polymers reinforced with high performance fibres are successfully replacing metal alloys in lightweight aircraft structures. A critical factor in structural design is the resistance of a structure to progressive damage which develops during its service time. The brittle nature of matrix cracking is the main source of composite failure initiating...
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Chen, Z. (author), Xu, Z. (author), Wang, G. (author), Li, H. (author), Chen, B. (author), Zeng, X.C. (author), Tan, L. (author)
Crystalline solids are solid materials whose constituent atoms, molecules, or ions are arranged in a highly regulated fashion. Due to lack of rotational freedom in their stacking, they have been known as fragile materials. Even though some efforts have been dedicated to bind or mend defects/cracks in amorphous materials like concrete or polymers...
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Palin, D. (author), Wiktor, V. (author), Jonkers, H.M. (author)
Marine concrete structures are exposed to one of the most hostile of natural environments. Many physical and chemical phenomena are usually interdependent and mutually reinforcing in the deterioration of marine exposed concrete: expansion and microcracking due to physical effects increases concrete permeability paving the way for harmful...
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Duan, X. (author), Jia, D. (author), Yang, Z. (author), Zhou, Y. (author), Ouyang, J. (author), Sloof, W.G. (author), Van der Zwaag, S. (author)
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Lafont, U. (author), Van Zeijl, H.W. (author), Van der Zwaag, S. (author)
While conventional self healing materials focus on the restoration of mechanical properties, newer generations of self healing materials focus on the restoration of other functional (i.e. non-mechanical) properties. Thermal conductivity is an example of an important functional property of a Thermal Interface Material (TIM) for LED’s and...
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Van den Berg, O. (author), Van Damme, J. (author), Du Prez, F. (author)
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Wiktor, V. (author), Sangadji, S. (author), Jonkers, H.M. (author), Schlangen, H.E.J.G. (author)
Bacterially induced calcium carbonate precipitation has received considerable attention for its potential application in enforcing or repairing construction material. The mechanism of bacterially mediated calcite precipitation in those studies is primarily based on the enzymatic hydrolysis of urea. Besides calcite precipitation, this reaction...
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Everitt, D.T. (author), Coope, T.S. (author), Bond, I.P. (author), Trask, R.S. (author), Wass, D.F. (author)
Self-healing polymers typically feature monomer and catalyst either dispersed within a host matrix, or encapsulated within hollow vessels. Unprotected highly active catalysts, sensitive to air and moisture, can readily react with amine cross-linking agents during the cure of reactive prepolymers e.g. epoxy resins. Therefore, catalysts stable to...
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Bultreys, T. (author), Masschaele, B. (author), Hillewaere, X. (author), Dierick, M. (author), Van Loo, D. (author), Van Hoorebeke, L. (author), Cnudde, C. (author)
This work presents recent advancements in X-ray micro-computed tomography (XRMCT) of self-healing materials at Ghent University’s Centre for X-ray Tomography (UGCT). Results of XRMCT imaging in a self-healing polymer system are shown to demonstrate the use of XRMCT in self-healing studies. Furthermore, two new XRMCT scanners are presented. The...
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Diba, M. (author), Löwik, D.W.P.M. (author), Van Hest, J.C.M. (author), Jansen, J.A. (author), Leeuwenburgh, S.C.G. (author)
Noncovalent bonds are often reversible and sensitive to external stimuli. Although noncovalent interactions are inherently weak and generally perceived as inadequate to construct macroscopic materials of sufficient integrity and cohesion, the emergence of nanotechnology has shown that the intrinsic weakness of noncovalent interactions can be...
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Perelmuter, M. (author)
The subject of this paper is the mathematical modelling of the crack self-healing process. For self-healing modeling of cracked structures the bridged crack approach is used. In the frames of this approach is assumed: 1) there is a crack in a structure after service loading; 2) there are bonds between surfaces of a crack (which are induced by a...
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Hillewaere, X. (author), Teixeira, R. (author), Nguyen, T. (author), Bultreys, T. (author), Tsangouri, E. (author), Du Prez, F. (author)
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De Belie, N. (author), Du Prez, F. (author), Terryn, H. (author), Wallaeys, B. (author)
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Song, Y.K. (author), Chung, C.M. (author)
A protective coating is used to protect surface of a material from various deterioration factors. When cracks form and propagate in the coating, water, chloride ion, and carbon dioxide would penetrate through the cracks. This results in the deterioration of the material, leading to reduction in its serviceability. If the protective coating has...
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Zhu, G. (author), Lü, L. (author), Tang, J. (author), Dong, B. (author), Han, N. (author), Xing, F. (author)
For epoxy microcapsules embedded in concrete as mechanic-triggered self-healing adhesive, globular shape with uniform size is the basic requirement to ensure the solid shell broken and the liquid core released at a designed stress. In this paper, monodispersed melamine–formaldehyde (MF) resin-walled epoxy E-51 microcapsules were successfully...
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Schmitt, C.N.Z. (author), Politi, Y. (author), Fratzl, P. (author), Harrington, M.J. (author)
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Koper, G.J.M. (author), Boekhoven, J. (author), Hendriksen, W.E. (author), Eelkema, R. (author), Van Esch, J.H. (author)
Self-assembled systems formed of micelles or vesicles have frequently been discussed as model systems for self-healing materials because their structure is dictated by thermodynamics and hence they quickly restore upon perturbation. In this aspect, they mimic many natural systems such as biological cells. However, in contrast to most synthetic...
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Gruyaert, E. (author), Van Tittelboom, K. (author), De Backer, P. (author), Moerman, W. (author), Dekeyser, B. (author), De Belie, N. (author)
Sandwich panels are prefabricated, insulated concrete wall elements, which are sensitive to thermal cracking due to their composition (concrete outer cladding – insulation – concrete inner cladding). During hot days, the temperature of the outer concrete layer can rise up to ~ 60°C and the temperature difference between inner and outer layer...
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Coope, T. (author), Bond, I. (author), Trask, R. (author), Wass, D. (author)
High performance, damage tolerant fibre reinforced polymer (FRP) composite materials are currently required to demonstrate no propagation of any sub-surface structural micro-cracking when under service load, thereby encouraging overdesign and limiting the inherent lightweight nature of such a material. By incorporating selfhealing...
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Santa Cruz, W.A. (author), Krull, B.P. (author), Gergely, R.C.R. (author), Sottos, N.R. (author), White, S.R. (author), Moore, J.S. (author)
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