Autonomic smart self-healing composites are being developed and tested to deal with the problems of crack propagation and eventual damage. The recovery and self-healing efficiencies of these composite structures varies with changes in different physical properties such as temperature and shape geometry.
The foremost steps in creating a self-healing composite are mixing and programming and recovery. This paper explores the relationship between a composite’s programming processes against its shape-geometry. Improving the programming and recovery would lead to an improved self-healing polymer. To this end, samples of self-healing shape-memory polymers of different aspect ratios are tested after programming and recovery, and their compressive strengths are compared. The results show a direct relationship between the compressive strengths and aspect ratio.