Accession Number:

ADA621198

Title:

Regeneration and Remodeling of Composite Materials

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Jun 2010-31 May 2015

Corporate Author:

ILLINOIS UNIV AT URBANA DEPT OF MATERIALS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING

Report Date:

2015-08-27

Pagination or Media Count:

72.0

Abstract:

The Regeneration and Remodeling of CompositeMaterials Regeneration Program was supported by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research AFOSR through a Discovery Grant from 2010-2015. The program was conducted at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign UIUC. Regeneration was conceived to expand the function of materials containing microvascular networks to achieve autonomous response and adaptation to external stimuli. The central goal of Regeneration was to integrate bio-mimetic functions into synthetic, engineering materials realized through a synergistic combination of expertise in chemistry and engineering. The Regeneration and Remodeling of Composite Materials program was focused on replicating the function of regeneration in which natural systems rebuild or replace macroscopic structures autonomously. Inspired by this biological ability, vascular networks were designed to synthetically regrow load-bearing structures and replenishing protective surface coatings.Multistage polymerization reactions introduced a new paradigm in healing agent conceptual design where rapid rheological transformations and selective wetting resulted in new self-supporting fluids which build upon themselves in an accretive

Subject Categories:

  • Polymer Chemistry
  • Laminates and Composite Materials
  • Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering and Control of Production Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE