Integrated self-healing of the composite offshore structures

Ranjeetkumar Gupta, Ketan Pancholi, Radhkrishna Prabhu, Mehul Pancholi, Dehong Huo, Vineet Jha, James Latto

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The self-repairing composite materials integrated with sensing is way forward to reduce maintenance cost and increase consumer safety. In this work, the novel self-healing carbon fibre reinforced unidirectional bulk tape of simple architecture is prepared using nanocomposite film. The bulk material tape was prepared using nanocomposite film of low melting temperature polymer sandwiched between two carbon fibre reinforced unidirectional tapes. First, the nanocomposite polyamide 6 (PA 6) tape with iron oxide nanoparticle was prepared using in-situ polymerization and mixing method. The iron oxide nanoparticle was silane coated suing tri-phasic reverse emulsion method to achieve better dispersion in PA 6 matrix. The nanocomposite was characterized using FTIR, XRD, DSC and TEM. Result shows that the proposed method of preparing self-healing bulk tape material has potential to be used for self-healing composite structure.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOCEANS 2017 - Aberdeen
ISBN (Electronic)9781509052783
Publication statusPublished - 26 Oct 2017
EventOCEANS 2017 - Aberdeen - Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Duration: 19 Jun 201722 Jun 2017


ConferenceOCEANS 2017 - Aberdeen
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
Internet address


  • component
  • composite
  • in-situ polymerization
  • intelligent material
  • iron oxide
  • nanocomposite
  • nanoparticles
  • self-healing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Instrumentation
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Oceanography
  • Acoustics and Ultrasonics
  • Automotive Engineering


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