UROP Project

Development of an new process for the manufacturing of reinforced sandwich structures

Contact

Name

Daniel Holder

Program Director UROP

Telephone

workPhone
+49 241 80-90695

E-Mail

Key Info

Basic Information

Project Offer-Number:
863
Category:
RWTH UROP, UROP Network, UROP International
Field:
Materials Engineering
Faculty:
4
Organisation unit:
The Institut für Kunststoffverarbeitung (IKV) in Industrie und Handwerk an der RWTH Aachen
Language Skills:
English
Computer Skills:
Microsoft Office, CAD-software

MoveOn

Fibre-reinforced composites with different matrix materials (i.e. polyurethane (PU)) are widely used in various industries in order to produce complex lightweight components. Sandwich-components with foamed cores are a promising possibility to reduce weight of such components even further. Today, the production of sandwich-components with a foamed core and compact top-layers is a complex two-step process. The project´s goal is to produce polyurethane (PU) lightweight sandwich-components with high mechanical properties in short cycle times in a single process step. Therein, the impregnation of the fibre reinforcements in the top-layers is a crucial point during processing. In addition to investigations of the production technology, the mechanical properties and the impregnation quality of the sandwich-components are tested.

Task

-Material analysis -Production of sandwich parts -Part testing (e.g. microscopy)

Requirements

-Knowledge of plastic processing -Team working abilities -Result orientated working attitude