Nova Publishers
My Account Nova Publishers Shopping Cart
HomeBooksSeriesJournalsReference CollectionseBooksInformationSalesImprintsFor Authors
  Top » Catalog » Books » Chemistry including Chemical Engineering » Encyclopedia of Polymer Composites: Properties, Performance and Applications Chapters » My Account  |  Cart Contents  |  Checkout   
Quick Find
Use keywords to find the product you are looking for.
Advanced Search
What's New? more
Distributed Wind Energy Generation
Shopping Cart more
0 items
Shipping & Returns
Privacy Notice
Conditions of Use
Contact Us
Notifications more
NotificationsNotify me of updates to A shape memory polymer based self-healing smart syntactic foam pp.511-540
Tell A Friend
Tell someone you know about this product.
A shape memory polymer based self-healing smart syntactic foam pp.511-540 $100.00
Authors:  (Guoqiang Li and Manu John, Department of Mechanical Engineering Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, and others)
Thermoset polymer based syntactic foams have been widely used in high
performance foam cored sandwich structures such as auto, ship, aircraft, train, tank,
pressure vessel, etc. due to their high specific strength and stiffness, corrosion resistance,
and tailor-ability. It is well known that foreign object impact is not uncommon for
composite sandwich structures. Subjected to an impact load, the thermoset syntactic foam
core would be significantly damaged in the form of macro-cracking, microballoon
crushing, microcracking, etc., leading to a considerable reduction in residual load
carrying capacity. This cannot be avoided because of the brittleness of the thermoset
polymer and the lack of ability to self-heal internal damage. In order to maintain the
structural capacity under impact, it is desired to develop a new syntactic foam which is
able to absorb more impact energy and to repair internal damage autonomously,
repeatedly, efficiently, and at molecular length-scale.
In this chapter, we propose to develop a novel shape memory polymer based
syntactic foam as the composite sandwich core. Our goal is to utilize the shape recovery
functionality of the shape memory polymer for the purpose of self-repairing impact
damage. In this chapter, the state-of-the-art of syntactic foams and shape memory
polymers will be reviewed. The underlying principle for self-healing will be analyzed.
Raw materials selection, fabrication, characterization, and testing of the smart foam and
foam cored sandwich will be presented. It is found that this novel syntactic foam is able
to repair impact damage up to 7 impact-healing cycles with almost 100% capacity to
maintain its original load carrying capacity. 

Available Options:
This Item Is Currently Unavailable.
Special Focus Titles
01.Peter Singerís Ethics: A Critical Appraisal
02.Sexism: Past, Present and Future Perspectives
03.Body and Politics: Elite Disability Sport in China
04.Childhood and Adolescence: Tribute to Emanuel Chigier, 1928-2017
05.Renal Replacement Therapy: Controversies and Future Trends
06.Food-Drug Interactions: Pharmacokinetics, Prevention and Potential Side Effects
07.Terrorism and Violence in Islamic History and Theological Responses to the Arguments of Terrorists
08.International Event Management: Bridging the Gap between Theory and Practice
09.The Sino-Indian Border War and the Foreign Policies of China and India (1950-1965)
10.Tsunamis: Detection, Risk Assessment and Crisis Management
11.Sediment Watch: Monitoring, Ecological Risk Assessment and Environmental Management
12.Self-Regulated Learners: Strategies, Performance, and Individual Differences

Nova Science Publishers
© Copyright 2004 - 2018

A shape memory polymer based self-healing smart syntactic foam pp.511-540