Self Healing Elastomers

8 Dec 2017

Organised by the IOM3 Rubber in Engineering Group

This Afternoon Technical Discussion Meeting (ATDM) will explore the potential for using self healing elastomer materials in engineering applications.

Start time: 13:30

A provisional speaker line up includes:

Self-healing supramolecular polyurethanes, Wayne Hayes (University of Reading) and Clive Siviour (University of Oxford)

Results from recent research on supramolecular polyurethane, linking chemical synthesis to structure and mechanical performance, are presented. Results include rich dependence on thermal history and ‘self-healing’ capability.

Self-healing rubber nanocomposites, Aladdin Sallat, Frank Böhme, Marcus Suckow, Amit Das, Gert Heinrich (Leibniz Institute of Polymer Research Dresden)

The generation of ionic groups on the bromobutyl rubber (BIIR) chains enables a network structure, self-healing character and a strong rubber filler interaction which ultimately offer reinforced and smart rubber composites.

The development of biologically inspired multifunctional composite materials that possess adaptive shape are damage tolerant and exhibit self-healing potential, Richard Trask (University of Bath)

3D printed components that can exhibit 'morphogenesis' are explored. The materials can move and change shape on demand in response to external stimuli to create unique engineering architectures. Case studies will be presented highlighting an approach to create morphing fibre reinforced structures and to explore how a pre-strain can promote complex organic movement in the 3D printed devices.

Applied self-healing technologies for the smart repair of FRP composite components, Ian Bond, Tim Coope, Rafael Luterbacher (ACCIS), Anthony Croxford (Bristol Uni), Daniel Turkenburg & Hartmut Fischer (TNO Materials, The Netherlands)

Self-healing technologies have been developed to realise a new generation of smart fibre reinforced polymer (FRP) composites containing an in-situ repair functionality, while operating in demanding environments.
Embedding self-healing into FRPs has the potential to afford further weight savings and to facilitate significant change to current composite material design parameters.

The development of active repair solutions in elastic matrices, Ian German (Gnosys Global Ltd.) 

The talk will focus on swell response hydrophilic thermoplastic elastomer blends for water blocking in utility networks and intrinsically self-healing thermoplastic elastomers for defect repair.

Other Speakers have still to be confirmed.

16:00 Tea will be served

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Event Location

Event Location: 
297 Euston Road
United Kingdom
Contact details: 

Prof. James Busfield -

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