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08/06/2018

Holistic approach for the examination of the impregnation behavior of Dry Fiber Placement Preforms

Endless fiber-reinforced plastics offer outstanding mechanical performance with relatively low density and are therefore ideal lightweight materials for the realization of sustainable mobility concepts for the future. Resin...» More


30/05/2018

Transmitted Light Microscope with Heating Stage up to 600 °C

Transmitted light microscopy is a central method when investigating structural changes in thermoplastic and thermosetting polymers and is an even more powerful tool when combined with a heating stage. With this system it is...» More


25/05/2018

Core Competence Load Carrying Capacity: Structural Fiber-Reinforced Cores for the Use in the Aviation Industry

Hollow structural parts made from fiber-reinforced plastics (FRP) which are used, for example, in a flap of an aircraft wing usually need complex metallic mandrels for their manufacturing. Due to changes in thickness as well as...» More


25/05/2018

Highly Toughened, Carbon Fiber Reinforced Thermosets for Aircraft Applications

Carbon fiber reinforced thermosets (CFRT) show a beneficial combination of a low density and a high strength and stiffness. However they are prone to crack initiation and propagation. To increase the material’s resistance to...» More


03/05/2018

Novel Experimental-Simulative Approach for Permeability Determination of Textile-Reinforced Composites

Due to their outstanding properties, fiber reinforced polymers (FRP) are increasingly used in industries such as automotive industry, aviation industry, and also in the medical sector. Thereby, the heterogeneous structure of the...» More


23/04/2018

Material Characterization and Compression Molding Simulation of Long Fiber Reinforced SMC Materials with High Fiber Volume Content

The compression molding of sheet molding compounds (SMCs) is typically thought of as a fluid mechanics problem. Recently however, the use of carbon fiber based SMC materials (CF-SMCs) with high fiber volume content (up to 50%)...» More


13/04/2018

Hannover Messe 2018: Intelligentes Material macht Flugzeuge und Autos aerodynamischer

Um Energie zu sparen, ist Aerodynamik bei Flugzeugen und Autos wichtig. Techniken, die dies steuern, sind aber immer nur für einen bestimmten Geschwindigkeitsbereich ausgelegt. An einer flexibleren Methode arbeiten Forscher an...» More


10/04/2018

Hybridization of Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polymers with Steel Fibers to Improve the Mechanical and Electrical Properties

Besides a high lightweight grade, structural components made of carbon fiber reinforced polymer composites (CFRPC) are also often required to provide multifunctionality in industrial applications in order to exploit additional...» More


06/03/2018

Effiziente Prozesskette zur Verarbeitung von naturfaserverstärkten Thermoplasten

Zur Steigerung der Effizienz in der Verarbeitung von naturfaserverstärkten Thermoplasten, welche meist als semi-strukturelle Bauteile in der Automobilindustrie eingesetzt werden, wird ein neuer Ansatz verfolgt, der sowohl die...» More


05/03/2018

New Composite Pedicle Screw System for the Treatment of Human Lumbar Spine

Misalignments of the spine can be corrected by operative treatments. Usually, pedicle screw systems (cf. Figure 1) are used in such cases. For the fixation of the system in the spine, screws are inserted at both sides of the...» More


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