The book covers self-healing concepts for all important material classes and their applications: polymers, ceramics, non-metallic and metallic coatings, alloys, nanocomposites, concretes and cements, as well as ionomers. Beginning with the inspiration from biological self-healing, its mimickry and conceptual transfer into approaches for the self-repair of artificially created materials, this book explains the strategies and mechanisms for the readers' basic understanding, then covers the different material classes and suitable self-healing concepts, giving examples for their application in practical situations. As the first book in this swiftly growing research field, it is of great interest to readers from many scientific and engineering disciplines, such as physics and chemistry, civil, architectural, mechanical, electronics and aerospace engineering.
Swapan Kumar Ghosh received his Ph.D in 2000 from the Indian Institute of Technology, India. His thesis was based on the synthesis and structure-property relationship of elastomeric ionomers. Following a PostDoc position at the Technical University of Eindhoven, The Netherlands, he joined as a Research Engineer at ArcelorMittal R& D Industry Gent, Belgium in 2002. He managed and coordinated both industrial and governmental funded projects in the field of coatings as well as knowledge development on new coatings related ideas for metallic substrates especially for steel. Since September 2008 he has been appointed as the chief executive of Procoat India Private Limited (a subsidary of ProCoat Technologias, Barcelona/Spain). In addition, he has edited the book 'Functional Coatings by Polymer Microencapsulation', and has published several research papers in international journals and is inventor /co-inventor of several patents in the fields of coatings technology.
SELF-HEALING MATERIALS: FUNDAMENTALS, DESIGN STRATEGIES, AND APPLICATIONS Introduction Definition of Self-Healing Design Strategies Applications SELF-HEALING POLYMERS AND POLYMER COMPOSITES Introduction and the State of the Art Preparation and Characterization of the Self-Healing Agent Consisting of Microencapsulated Epoxy and Latent Curing Agent Mechanical Performance and Fracture Toughness of Self-Healing Epoxy Evaluation of the Self-Healing Woven Glass Fabric/Epoxy Laminates SELF-HEALING IONOMERS Introduction Ionomer Background Self-Healing of Ionomers Other Ionomer Studies Self-Healing Ionomer Composites SELF-HEALING ANTICORROSION COATINGS Introduction Reflow-Based and Self-Sealing Coatings Self-Healing Coating-Based Active Corrosion Protection SELF-HEALING PROCESSES IN CONCRETE Introduction State of the Art Self-Healing Research at Delft Self-Healing Research at Cardiff A View to the Future SELF-HEALING OF SURFACE CRACKS IN STRUCTURAL CERAMICS Introduction Fracture Manner of Ceramics History Mechanism Composition and Structure Valid Conditions Crack-Healing Effect New Structural Integrity Method Advanced Self-Crack Healing Ceramics SELF-HEALING OF METALLIC MATERIALS: SELF-HEALING OF CREEP CAVITY AND FATIGUE CAVITY/CRACK Introduction Self-Healing of Creep Cavity in Heat Resisting Steels Self-Healing of Fatigue Damage PRINCIPLES OF SELF-HEALING IN METALS AND ALLOYS: AN INTRODUCTION Introduction Liquid-Based Healing Mechanism Healing in the Solid State: Precipitation-Assisted Self-Healing Metals MODELING SELF-HEALING OF FIBER-REINFORCED POLYMER - MATRIX COMPOSITES WITH DISTRIBUTED DAMAGE Introduction Damage Model Healing Model Damage and Plasticity Identification Healing Identification Damage and Healing Hardening Verification