28 March 2012 An experimental study of the self-healing behavior of ionomeric systems under ballistic impact tests
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This research deals with the investigation of the self-healing behavior after ballistic damage of ethylene-methacrylic acid ionomers and theirs blends with epoxidized natural rubber (ENR). The self-healing capability was studied by ballistic puncture tests under different experimental conditions as sample thickness, bullet speed, diameter and shape. Bullet speed ranging from few hundreds meters per second to few km/s were employed. The healing efficiency was evaluated by applying a pressure gradient trough the plates and by checking for possible flow at the damage zone. A morphology analysis of the impact area was made observing all samples by scanning electron microscope.
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A. M. Grande, S. Coppi, L. Di Landro, G. Sala, C. Giacomuzzo, A. Francesconi, M. A. Rahman, "An experimental study of the self-healing behavior of ionomeric systems under ballistic impact tests", Proc. SPIE 8342, Behavior and Mechanics of Multifunctional Materials and Composites 2012, 83420U (28 March 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.911870; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.911870
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