Accession Number : ADA638293


Title :   Microvascular Autonomic Composites


Descriptive Note : Final rept. May 2005-May 2011


Corporate Author : ILLINOIS UNIV AT URBANA-CHAMPAIGN


Personal Author(s) : White, Scott R ; Sottos, Nancy R ; Moore, Jeffrey S ; Lewis, Jennifer A ; Geubelle, Philippe H ; Freund, Jonathan S ; Christensen, Kenneth T


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a638293.pdf


Report Date : 06 Jan 2012


Pagination or Media Count : 82


Abstract : The Microvascular Autonomic Composites (microVAC) MUR1 Program was supported by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) through a Multidisciplinary University Research Inititative (MURI) from 2005-2011. The program was led by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) together with partner researchers at Duke University and the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) during the initial three years of the program. microVAC was conceived in response to a new paradigm in materials design, that of autonomy - the ability to achieve adaptation and response in an independent and automatic fashion. The central vision of microVAC was the synthetic reproduction of autonomic biological functions, obtained through the creation and integration of complex materials systems with three-dimensional microvascular network architectures. The microVAC program utilized biomimetic and bio-inspired designs and brought together the acknowledged leaders of this field of research coupled with the foremost scientists and engineers in autonomic materials.


Descriptors :   *BIOMIMETICS , *COMPOSITE MATERIALS , *MATERIALS ENGINEERING , ADAPTIVE SYSTEMS , COOLING , HEALING , NANOTECHNOLOGY , POLYMERS , TEMPERATURE CONTROL


Subject Categories : Physical Chemistry
      Polymer Chemistry
      Laminates and Composite Materials


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE