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Title:Fracture and Fatigue of a Self -Healing Polymer Composite Material
Author(s):Brown, Eric Nathaniel
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Sottos, Nancy R.
Department / Program:Theoretical and Applied Mechanics
Discipline:Theoretical and Applied Mechanics
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Degree:Ph.D.
Genre:Dissertation
Subject(s):Chemistry, Polymer
Abstract:A comprehensive experimental program is performed to assess the fatigue behavior of a self-healing polymer. The inherent fatigue characteristics of the material are measured. A fatigue-life-extension-based protocol is established for characterizing self-healing under a cyclic loading. Retardation and arrest of the fatigue crack result from self-healing induced crack-tip shielding mechanisms and significantly increase fatigue life.
Issue Date:2003
Type:Text
Language:English
Description:210 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2003.
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/87714
Other Identifier(s):(MiAaPQ)AAI3101805
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-09-28
Date Deposited:2003


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