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Self Healing Materials

An Alternative Approach to 20 Centuries of Materials Science

van der Zwaag, Sybrand (Ed.)


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  • This is the first introduction to the field of Self-Healing Materials
  • Presents a coherent view of the design principles and properties of self healing materials across all material classes
  • The common structure of each chapter creates a consistent picture of this emerging and challenging field

This book, the first in this new field of materials science, aims to present a coherent picture of the design principles and resulting properties of self healing materials over all material classes, and to offset them to the current design principles for structural materials with improved mechanical properties. Where appropriate a comparison to natural materials is made. As such it will be a landmark and a reference work in the coming years.
The book consists of a number of invited contributions from leading experts in the field. While each chapter describes a separate approach or a different aspect of self healing materials, the common structure of each chapter creates a coherent and consistent picture of this emerging and challenging field. Hence the book is not only a valuable asset for professional materials scientists but it is also suitable as a text book for courses at MSc level.

Content Level » Professional/practitioner

Keywords » Aluminium - Asphalt - Transmission electron microscopy - advanced materials - concrete - remendable polymers - self-healing

Related subjects » Biomaterials - Materials - Mechanical Engineering - Mechanics - Polymer Science - Structural Materials

Table of contents 

Foreword; M.F. Ashby Preface 1. Introduction to material design principles; S. van der Zwaag 2. Self healing polymers and composites; H.M. Andersson, M.W. Keller, J.S. Moore, N.R. Sottos and S.R. White 3. Remendable polymers; S.D. Bergman and F. Wudl 4. Thermally induced self healing of thermosetting resins and matrices in smart composites; F.R. Jones, W. Zhang and S.A. Hayes 5. Ionomers as self healing polymers; R. Varley 6. Self healing fibre reinforced polymer composites: an overview; I.P. Bond, R.S. Trask, H.R. Williams and G.R. Williams 7. Self healing polymer coatings; R.A.T.M. van Benthem, W. Ming and G. de With 8. Self healing in concrete materials; V.C. Li and E. Yang 9. Self healing concrete: a biological approach; H.M. Jonkers 10. Exploring mechanisms of healing in asphalt mixtures and quantifying its impact; D. N. Little and A. Bhasin 11. Self healing in aluminium alloys; R. Lumley 12. Crack and void healing in metals; H. Wang, P. Huang and Z. Li 13. Advances in transmission electron microscopy: self healing, or is prevention better than cure; J.Th.M. de Hosson and H.Y. Yasuda 14. Self healing in coatings at high temperatures; W.G. Sloof 15. Hierarchical structure and repair of bone: deformation, remodeling, healing; P. Fratzl and R. Weinkamer 16. Modelling of self healing of skin tissue; F.J. Vermolen, W.G. van Rossum, E. Javierre and J.A. Adam 17. Numerical models for self healing mechanisms; J.J.C. Remmers and R. de Borst About the authors

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