UROP Project

Contacting and characterization of piezoelectric melt-spun sensor filaments for carbon fibre reinforced plastics.

Contact

Name

Daniel Holder

Program Director UROP

Telephone

workPhone
+49 241 80-90695

E-Mail

Key Info

Basic Information

Project Offer-Number:
728
Category:
UROP International, UROP Network
Field:
Textile and Clothing Technology
Faculty:
4
Organisation unit:
Institut fuer Textiltechnik der RWTH Aachen University
Language Skills:
English

Online measurements of fibre reinforced plastics become more and more important. Thermoplastic polymers are easily processed into filaments. Some of the materials exhibit remarkable characteristics such as the PVDF. Due to its unique structure, it's piezoelectric effect can be used in filament form for monitoring mechanical deformation.

Task

Previously melt-spun fibres need to be contacted and characterized. In a lab surrounding, you will be guided concerning choice of materials and their processing. With your work, you will be given the opportunity to support a current research project.

Requirements

You should be familiar with sophisticated knowledge in physics. Furthermore, you are able to express your ideas and discuss results as well as think further when challenges occur.