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Title:Mechanical properties of microcapsules used in a self-healing polymer
Author(s):Keller, Michael W.; Sottos, Nancy R.
Abstract:The elastic modulus and failure behavior of poly(urea-formaldehyde) shelled microcapsules were determined through single-capsule compression tests. Capsules were tested both dry and immersed in a fluid isotonic with the encapsulant. A shell-theory model for a fluid-filled microcapsule was utilized to extract the modulus of the shell wall material from individual capsule tests. The testing of capsules immersed in a fluid had little influence on mechanical behavior in the elastic regime. The average capsule shell wall modulus was determined to be 3.7 GPa. Capsule diameter was found to have a significant effect on burst strength, with smaller capsules sustaining higher stresses before burst.
Issue Date:2005-09
Publisher:Department of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (UIUC)
Series/Report:TAM Reports 1071, (2005)
Genre:Technical Report
Type:Text
Language:English
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/329
ISSN:0073-5264
Publication Status:published or submitted for publication
Peer Reviewed:is peer reviewed
Date Available in IDEALS:2007-03-09
Is Version Of:Published as: Michael W. Keller and Nancy R. Sottos, Mechanical properties of microcapsules used in a self-healing polymer. Experimental Mechanics, Vol.46, No. 6, 2006, pp. 725-733. DOI: 10.1007/s11340-006-9659-3. Copyright 2002 Springer Verlag.


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