Self-healing and self-repairing technologies

Regina Frei, Richard McWilliam, Benjamin Derrick, Alan Purvis, Asutosh Tiwari, Giovanna Di Marzo Serugendo
2013 The International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology  
This article reviews the existing work in selfhealing and self-repairing technologies, including work in software engineering, materials, mechanics, electronics, MEMS, self-reconfigurable robotics, and others. It suggests a terminology and taxonomy for self-healing and selfrepair, and discusses the various related types of other self-* This work is supported by the EPSRC Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Though-life Engineering Services. R. Frei ( ) · R. McWilliam · B. Derrick · A. Purvis
more » ... roperties. The mechanisms and methods leading to selfhealing are reviewed, and common elements across disciplines are identified.
doi:10.1007/s00170-013-5070-2 fatcat:564mgebb6nebhis677eo43x23m