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Self-sensing, self-healing, and crack-arrestor composites
Author(s): D. Harris; R. S. Mahendran; D. Brooks; F.A. A. Al-Khodairi; V. R. Machavaram; P. Reynolds; L. Wang; S. D. Pandita; M. Paget; J. Wedderburn; S. A. Malik; S. O Ojo; S. N. Kukureka; G. F. Fernando
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Paper Abstract

The authors have demonstrated previously that reinforcing glass fibres can be used as light-guides to facilitate chemical process monitoring and structural integrity assessment of fibre reinforced composites. In the current paper, the authors explore concepts for the development of self-sensing, self-healing and crack-arrestor composites. The first part of the papers presents a brief overview of previously reported technologies for self-sensing, self-healing and crack-arrestor; the advantages and disadvantages of the various technologies are discussed. The second part of this paper present the design concept and performance requirements for the self-sensing, self-healing and crack-arrestor composites. The final part of the paper presents preliminary results on the manufacture and evaluation of this class of composite.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 April 2009
PDF: 15 pages
Proc. SPIE 7293, Smart Sensor Phenomena, Technology, Networks, and Systems 2009, 72930P (7 April 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.817617
Show Author Affiliations
D. Harris, The Univ. of Birmingham (United Kingdom)
R. S. Mahendran, The Univ. of Birmingham (United Kingdom)
D. Brooks, The Univ. of Birmingham (United Kingdom)
F.A. A. Al-Khodairi, The Univ. of Birmingham (United Kingdom)
V. R. Machavaram, The Univ. of Birmingham (United Kingdom)
P. Reynolds, The Univ. of Birmingham (United Kingdom)
L. Wang, The Univ. of Birmingham (United Kingdom)
S. D. Pandita, The Univ. of Birmingham (United Kingdom)
M. Paget, The Univ. of Birmingham (United Kingdom)
J. Wedderburn, The Univ. of Birmingham (United Kingdom)
S. A. Malik, The Univ. of Birmingham (United Kingdom)
S. O Ojo, The Univ. of Birmingham (United Kingdom)
S. N. Kukureka, The Univ. of Birmingham (United Kingdom)
G. F. Fernando, The Univ. of Birmingham (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7293:
Smart Sensor Phenomena, Technology, Networks, and Systems 2009
Norbert G. Meyendorf; Kara J. Peters; Wolfgang Ecke, Editor(s)

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