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‘Sensing skin’ could be used to detect potential cracks in structures

By Damir Beciri
30 June 2011

sensing-skin-researchersUnlike other researchers who are developing self-repairing materials, civil engineers at MIT cooperated with physicists at the University of Potsdam, Germany, went in a different direction and developed a flexible skin-like fabric with electrical properties which could be applied to areas of structures where cracks are likely to appear and be used to detect cracks… »