Self-sensing, self-healing and crack-arrestor composites

D. Harris*, R. S. Mahendran, D. Brooks, F. A.A. Al-Khodairi, V. R. Machavaram, P. Reynolds, L. Wang, S. D. Pandita, M. Paget, J. Wedderburn, S. A. Malik, S. O. Ojo, S. N. Kukureka, G. F. Fernando

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The authors have demonstrated previously that reinforcing glass fibres can be used as light-guides to facilitate chemical process monitoring and structural integrity assessment of fibre reinforced composites. In the current paper, the authors explore concepts for the development of self-sensing, self-healing and crack-arrestor composites. The first part of the papers presents a brief overview of previously reported technologies for self-sensing, self-healing and crack-arrestor; the advantages and disadvantages of the various technologies are discussed. The second part of this paper present the design concept and performance requirements for the self-sensing, self-healing and crack-arrestor composites. The final part of the paper presents preliminary results on the manufacture and evaluation of this class of composite

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSmart Sensor Phenomena, Technology, Networks, and Systems 2009
Publication statusPublished - 15 Jun 2009
EventSmart Sensor Phenomena, Technology, Networks, and Systems 2009 - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: 9 Mar 200911 Mar 2009

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
ISSN (Print)0277-786X


ConferenceSmart Sensor Phenomena, Technology, Networks, and Systems 2009
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA


  • Composite
  • Damage detection
  • Fibre optic sensor
  • Hybrid
  • Interleave
  • Self-healing
  • Self-sensing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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