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An experimental study of the self-healing behavior of ionomeric systems under ballistic impact tests
Author(s): A. M. Grande; S. Coppi; L. Di Landro; G. Sala; C. Giacomuzzo; A. Francesconi; M. A. Rahman
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Paper Abstract

This research deals with the investigation of the self-healing behavior after ballistic damage of ethylene-methacrylic acid ionomers and theirs blends with epoxidized natural rubber (ENR). The self-healing capability was studied by ballistic puncture tests under different experimental conditions as sample thickness, bullet speed, diameter and shape. Bullet speed ranging from few hundreds meters per second to few km/s were employed. The healing efficiency was evaluated by applying a pressure gradient trough the plates and by checking for possible flow at the damage zone. A morphology analysis of the impact area was made observing all samples by scanning electron microscope.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 March 2012
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 8342, Behavior and Mechanics of Multifunctional Materials and Composites 2012, 83420U (28 March 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.911870
Show Author Affiliations
A. M. Grande, Politecnico di Milano (Italy)
S. Coppi, Politecnico di Milano (Italy)
L. Di Landro, Politecnico di Milano (Italy)
G. Sala, Politecnico di Milano (Italy)
C. Giacomuzzo, Univ. of Padova (Italy)
A. Francesconi, Univ. of Padova (Italy)
M. A. Rahman, Univ. of Brescia (Italy)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8342:
Behavior and Mechanics of Multifunctional Materials and Composites 2012
Nakhiah C. Goulbourne; Zoubeida Ounaies, Editor(s)

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