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Utilization of the textile reinforcements of fiber reinforced plastics as sensor for condition monitoring

  • In addition to increased safety by detecting possible overload, continuous component monitoring by sensor integration makes the use of fiber reinforced plastics more cost-effective. Since the components are continuously monitored, one can switch from time-based to condition-based maintenance. However, the integration of conventional sensor components causes weak points, as foreign objects are inserted into the reinforcing structure. In this paper, we examine the use of the textile reinforcement as a sensor in itself. We describe how bending sensors can be formed by slightly modifying in the composite’s reinforcement structure. We investigated two different sensor principles. (1) The integration of textile plate capacitors into the structure; (2) The construction of textile piezo elements as part of the reinforcing structure. The bending test results reveal that textile plate capacitors show a load-dependent signal output. The samples with textile piezo elements show a significant increase in signal strength.

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Author of HS ReutlingenWalch, Alisa
Erschienen in:Composites Part A : Applied science and manufacturing
Place of publication:Amsterdam
Document Type:Journal article
Publication year:2019
Tag:condition monitoring; smart composites; smart materials; smart textiles; structural health monitoring; textile sensor; woven sensor
Article Number:105603
DDC classes:660 Technische Chemie
Open access?:Nein
Licence (German):License Logo  In Copyright - Urheberrechtlich geschützt