Continuous self-healing life cycle in vascularized structural composites

Jason F. Patrick, Kevin R. Hart, Brett P. Krull, Charles E. Diesendruck, Jeffrey S. Moore, Scott R. White, Nancy R. Sottos

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By incorporating 3D microvascular networks containing a two-part reactive chemistry within a fiber-reinforced composite, continuous cycles of self-healing after interlaminar delamination are achieved. An interpenetrating vasculature shows improved in situ fluid mixing over segregated microchannels, resulting in full recovery (>100%) of mode-I fracture resistance.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4302-4308
Number of pages7
JournalAdvanced Materials
Issue number25
StatePublished - Jul 2014


  • delamination
  • fiber-reinforced composites
  • microvascular
  • self-healing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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