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Thixotropic action of self-repairing chemicals to increase strength at first impact
Author(s): Carolyn Dry
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Paper Abstract

Thixotropic aspects of self repairing chemicals increase strength at first impact in addition to self repairing strength in subsequent impact damage The samples with thixotropic repair chemical were compared to samples with repair chemical that is not thixotropic. The flow rate and initial impact resistance were assessed. In theory, thixotropic chemicals are thicker and stiffer upon impact, until impacted at which time they flow more effectively than non thixotropic chemicals. Samples with thixotropic additives may make the ballistic panels tougher and more shear and fatigue resistant.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 April 2014
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 9059, Industrial and Commercial Applications of Smart Structures Technologies 2014, 90590P (16 April 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2057491
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Carolyn Dry, Natural Process Design, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9059:
Industrial and Commercial Applications of Smart Structures Technologies 2014
Kevin M. Farinholt; Steven F. Griffin, Editor(s)

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