16 April 2014 Thixotropic action of self-repairing chemicals to increase strength at first impact
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Thixotropic aspects of self repairing chemicals increase strength at first impact in addition to self repairing strength in subsequent impact damage The samples with thixotropic repair chemical were compared to samples with repair chemical that is not thixotropic. The flow rate and initial impact resistance were assessed. In theory, thixotropic chemicals are thicker and stiffer upon impact, until impacted at which time they flow more effectively than non thixotropic chemicals. Samples with thixotropic additives may make the ballistic panels tougher and more shear and fatigue resistant.
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Carolyn Dry, Carolyn Dry, } "Thixotropic action of self-repairing chemicals to increase strength at first impact", Proc. SPIE 9059, Industrial and Commercial Applications of Smart Structures Technologies 2014, 90590P (16 April 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2057491; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2057491
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