Project

An embedded network of sensors in composites for local sensing (Enclose)

Code
01G00715
Duration
01 January 2015 → 31 October 2021
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Solid state chemistry
Keywords
damage detection pizoelectricity electrical sensors mechanoluminescent materials structural composites optical sensors strain gauges
 
Project description

The project ENCLOSE focuses on the detection of damage in structural composites by specially developed sensors. Two classes of sensors are envisaged. The first class is based on an electrical output (strain gauge en piezoelectric materials). The second group uses mechanoluminescent materials. The sensors are produced by reactive sputter deposition, inkjet printing and solid state synthesis.