Self Healing Materials: An Alternative Approach to 20 Centuries of Materials Science by Sybrand van der ZwaagSelf Healing Materials: An Alternative Approach to 20 Centuries of Materials Science by Sybrand van der Zwaag

Self Healing Materials: An Alternative Approach to 20 Centuries of Materials Science

bySybrand van der Zwaag

Hardcover | October 12, 2007

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"As a general principle natural selection is continually trying to economise every part of the organisation. " That was Charles Darwin, writing over 100 years ago about e- ciency innature. Naturalmaterialsareremarkably ef?cient. Byef?cient wemeanthat they ful?l the complex requirements posed by the way plants and animals function, and that they do so using as little material as possible. Many of these requirements are mechanical in nature: the need to support static and dynamic loads created by the mass of the organism or by wind loading, the need to store and release elastic energy, the need to ?ex through large angles, the need to resist buckling and fracture, and to survive damage. Few optimisation algorithms have been more successful than that of "survival of the ?ttest". The structural materials of nature exemplify this op- misation; even today, few man-made materials do better than those of nature in the function that they ?ll. And of all the remarkable properties of natural materials, one is truly exceptional - that of the ability for self-repair. One recurring goal of material development has been to emulate the materials of nature. Among these, the most illusive is that of self-repair. In approaching this it is well to be aware of the nature of the differences that separate the structural materials of man and those of nature.
Title:Self Healing Materials: An Alternative Approach to 20 Centuries of Materials ScienceFormat:HardcoverDimensions:388 pages, 23.5 × 15.5 × 0.03 inPublished:October 12, 2007Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1402062494

ISBN - 13:9781402062490

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Table of Contents

Foreword; M.F. AshbyPreface1. Introduction to material design principles; S. van der Zwaag2. Self healing polymers and composites; H.M. Andersson, M.W. Keller, J.S. Moore, N.R. Sottos and S.R. White3. Remendable polymers; S.D. Bergman and F. Wudl4. Thermally induced self healing of thermosetting resins and matrices in smart composites; F.R. Jones, W. Zhang and S.A. Hayes5. Ionomers as self healing polymers; R. Varley6. Self healing fibre reinforced polymer composites: an overview; I.P. Bond, R.S. Trask, H.R. Williams and G.R. Williams7. Self healing polymer coatings; R.A.T.M. van Benthem, W. Ming and G. de With8. Self healing in concrete materials; V.C. Li and E. Yang9. Self healing concrete: a biological approach; H.M. Jonkers10. Exploring mechanisms of healing in asphalt mixtures and quantifying its impact; D. N. Little and A. Bhasin11. Self healing in aluminium alloys; R. Lumley12. Crack and void healing in metals; H. Wang, P. Huang and Z. Li13. Advances in transmission electron microscopy: self healing, or is prevention better than cure; J.Th.M. de Hosson and H.Y. Yasuda14. Self healing in coatings at high temperatures; W.G. Sloof15. Hierarchical structure and repair of bone: deformation, remodeling, healing; P. Fratzl and R. Weinkamer16. Modelling of self healing of skin tissue; F.J. Vermolen, W.G. van Rossum, E. Javierre and J.A. Adam17. Numerical models for self healing mechanisms; J.J.C. Remmers and R. de BorstAbout the authors

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From the reviews:"There have been discussions of self-healing materials in various journals for some time, this is the first attempt at bringing the current state of knowledge in one place on a broad variety of materials. . the book should be of interest to the entire community of materials scientists working on both structural and functional materials. . will also be suitable as a textbook in a course on self-healing materials at the graduate level. . a unique compilation of state-of-art on this topic." (Ravi Rungta, JOM, March, 2008)