Studies on Application and Mechanism of Self-Healing Polymer and Nanocomposite Materials

  • S. Sreenatha Reddy
  • Rajagopal Dhanasekaran
  • Sujeet KumarEmail author
  • Shiv Shankar Kanwar
  • R. Shruthi
  • T. Navaneetha
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering book series (LNME)


From the last few decades, self-healing techniques came into existence which has wide applications in the aerospace, automobile industries, biomedicine, etc. The polymers have the ability to repair the damages caused by various actions of impact, fatigue, and erosion and restore the original characteristics of material. Its lightweight, good processability, chemical stability, low cost, and high strength make it smart material. Self-healing is inspired by biological study. There are three main concepts of self-healing: capsule-based self-healing mechanism, vascular self-healing mechanism, and intrinsic self-healing mechanism. The aim of this article is to give a complete idea about the application and mechanism of self-healing polymers and its nanocomposites. Impact damages, fatigue, puncture, and corrosion are reviewed by this article. Safer, long-lasting, and economical products can be produced using self-healing polymers. Finally, this article wraps up with great scope in research and developments. Sources of information were from scientific articles, patents, and different materials.


Self-healing material Fatigue Nanocomposites Capsule Vascular mechanism 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. Sreenatha Reddy
    • 1
  • Rajagopal Dhanasekaran
    • 1
  • Sujeet Kumar
    • 1
    Email author
  • Shiv Shankar Kanwar
    • 1
  • R. Shruthi
    • 1
  • T. Navaneetha
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Mechanical EngineeringGuru Nanak Institute of TechnologyHyderabadIndia

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