Project

comparted fibres as carriers for healing agents in epoxy composites.

Duration
16 April 2013 → 15 September 2013
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Organic chemistry
Keywords
self-healing compartmented fibre polymer networks composite
 
Project description

The main goal of hte project is to use compartmented fibres as alternative carriers for healing agents in fibre-reinforced polymeric thermosets instead of the currently used microcapsules. The main reason for this shift is that the fibres act as a filter for the microcapsules, this preventigng a homogeneous distribution of the capsules in the material.