Repeated instant self-healing shape memory composites
Wang, Chang Chun
Huang, Wei Min
Date of Issue2012
School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
We present a shape memory composite which is made of two types of shape memory materials, namely shape memory alloy (SMA) and shape memory hybrid. This composite has repeated instant self-healing function by means of not only shape recovery but also strength recovery (over 80%). The activation of the self-healing function is triggered by joule heating the embedded SMA.
Journal of materials engineering and performance
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