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Self-healing Materials: Fundamentals, Design Strategies, and Applications

ISBN: 978-3-527-31829-2
306 pages
December 2008
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The book covers self-healing concepts for all important material classes and their applications: polymers, ceramics, non-metallic and metallic coatings, alloys, nanocomposites, concretes and cements, as well as ionomers.
Beginning with the inspiration from biological self-healing, its mimickry and conceptual transfer into approaches for the self-repair of artificially created materials, this book explains the strategies and mechanisms for the readers' basic understanding, then covers the different material classes and suitable self-healing concepts, giving examples for their application in practical situations.
As the first book in this swiftly growing research field, it is of great interest to readers from many scientific and engineering disciplines, such as physics and chemistry, civil, architectural, mechanical, electronics and aerospace engineering.
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SELF-HEALING MATERIALS: FUNDAMENTALS, DESIGN STRATEGIES, AND APPLICATIONS
Introduction
Definition of Self-Healing
Design Strategies
Applications
SELF-HEALING POLYMERS AND POLYMER COMPOSITES
Introduction and the State of the Art
Preparation and Characterization of the Self-Healing Agent Consisting of Microencapsulated Epoxy and Latent Curing Agent
Mechanical Performance and Fracture Toughness of Self-Healing Epoxy
Evaluation of the Self-Healing Woven Glass Fabric/Epoxy Laminates
SELF-HEALING IONOMERS
Introduction
Ionomer Background
Self-Healing of Ionomers
Other Ionomer Studies
Self-Healing Ionomer Composites
SELF-HEALING ANTICORROSION COATINGS
Introduction
Reflow-Based and Self-Sealing Coatings
Self-Healing Coating-Based Active Corrosion Protection
SELF-HEALING PROCESSES IN CONCRETE
Introduction
State of the Art
Self-Healing Research at Delft
Self-Healing Research at Cardiff
A View to the Future
SELF-HEALING OF SURFACE CRACKS IN STRUCTURAL CERAMICS
Introduction
Fracture Manner of Ceramics
History
Mechanism
Composition and Structure
Valid Conditions
Crack-Healing Effect
New Structural Integrity Method
Advanced Self-Crack Healing Ceramics
SELF-HEALING OF METALLIC MATERIALS: SELF-HEALING OF CREEP CAVITY AND FATIGUE CAVITY/CRACK
Introduction
Self-Healing of Creep Cavity in Heat Resisting Steels
Self-Healing of Fatigue Damage
PRINCIPLES OF SELF-HEALING IN METALS AND ALLOYS: AN INTRODUCTION
Introduction
Liquid-Based Healing Mechanism
Healing in the Solid State: Precipitation-Assisted Self-Healing Metals
MODELING SELF-HEALING OF FIBER-REINFORCED POLYMER -
MATRIX COMPOSITES WITH DISTRIBUTED DAMAGE
Introduction
Damage Model
Healing Model
Damage and Plasticity Identification
Healing Identification
Damage and Healing Hardening
Verification
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Swapan Kumar Ghosh received his Ph.D in 2000 from the Indian Institute of Technology, India. His thesis was based on the synthesis and structure-property relationship of elastomeric ionomers. Following a PostDoc position at the Technical University of Eindhoven, The Netherlands, he joined as a Research Engineer at ArcelorMittal R& D Industry Gent, Belgium in 2002. He managed and coordinated both industrial and governmental funded projects in the field of coatings as well as knowledge development on new coatings related ideas for metallic substrates especially for steel. Since September 2008 he has been appointed as the chief executive of Procoat India Private Limited (a subsidary of ProCoat Technologías, Barcelona/Spain). In addition, he has edited the book `Functional Coatings by Polymer Microencapsulation`, and has published several research papers in international journals and is inventor /co-inventor of several patents in the fields of coatings technology.
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"Ghosh has assembled a selection of chapters that will catalyze future researchers to pursue fundamental studies in self-healing materials; the goals are rich for societal impact and intertwined in the fundamental concepts of chemical structure and physical characterization. This text will stay on the office shelf for a long time." (Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics, March 2009)
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