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Development and characterization of healable carbon fiber composites with a reversibly cross linked polymer

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Ghezzo, F; Smith, DR; Starr, TN; Perram, T; Starr, AF; Darlington, TK; Baldwin, RK; Oldenburg, SJ
Published in: Journal of Composite Materials
June 1, 2010

Carbon fiber reinforced polymer (CFRP) laminates with remendable cross-linked polymeric matrices were fabricated using a modified resin transfer mold (RTM) technique. The healable composite resin, bis-maleimide tetrafuran (2MEP4F), was synthesized by mixing two monomers, furan (4F) and maleimide (2MEP), at elevated temperatures. The fast kinetic rate of the reaction of polymer constituents requires a fast injection of the healable resin into the carbon fiber preform. The polymer viscosity as a function of time and temperature was experimentally quantified in order to optimize the fabrication of the composite material and to guarantee a uniform flow of the resin through the reinforcement. The method was validated by characterizing the thermo-mechanical properties of the polymerized 2MEP4F. Additionally, the thermo-mechanical properties of the remendable CFRP material were studied. © 2010 The Author(s).

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Journal of Composite Materials

DOI

EISSN

1530-793X

ISSN

0021-9983

Publication Date

June 1, 2010

Volume

44

Issue

13

Start / End Page

1587 / 1603

Related Subject Headings

  • Materials
  • 4017 Mechanical engineering
  • 4016 Materials engineering
  • 4005 Civil engineering
  • 0913 Mechanical Engineering
  • 0912 Materials Engineering
  • 0901 Aerospace Engineering
 

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Ghezzo, F., Smith, D. R., Starr, T. N., Perram, T., Starr, A. F., Darlington, T. K., … Oldenburg, S. J. (2010). Development and characterization of healable carbon fiber composites with a reversibly cross linked polymer. Journal of Composite Materials, 44(13), 1587–1603. https://doi.org/10.1177/0021998310363165
Ghezzo, F., D. R. Smith, T. N. Starr, T. Perram, A. F. Starr, T. K. Darlington, R. K. Baldwin, and S. J. Oldenburg. “Development and characterization of healable carbon fiber composites with a reversibly cross linked polymer.” Journal of Composite Materials 44, no. 13 (June 1, 2010): 1587–1603. https://doi.org/10.1177/0021998310363165.
Ghezzo F, Smith DR, Starr TN, Perram T, Starr AF, Darlington TK, et al. Development and characterization of healable carbon fiber composites with a reversibly cross linked polymer. Journal of Composite Materials. 2010 Jun 1;44(13):1587–603.
Ghezzo, F., et al. “Development and characterization of healable carbon fiber composites with a reversibly cross linked polymer.” Journal of Composite Materials, vol. 44, no. 13, June 2010, pp. 1587–603. Scopus, doi:10.1177/0021998310363165.
Ghezzo F, Smith DR, Starr TN, Perram T, Starr AF, Darlington TK, Baldwin RK, Oldenburg SJ. Development and characterization of healable carbon fiber composites with a reversibly cross linked polymer. Journal of Composite Materials. 2010 Jun 1;44(13):1587–1603.
Journal cover image

Published In

Journal of Composite Materials

DOI

EISSN

1530-793X

ISSN

0021-9983

Publication Date

June 1, 2010

Volume

44

Issue

13

Start / End Page

1587 / 1603

Related Subject Headings

  • Materials
  • 4017 Mechanical engineering
  • 4016 Materials engineering
  • 4005 Civil engineering
  • 0913 Mechanical Engineering
  • 0912 Materials Engineering
  • 0901 Aerospace Engineering