Project

Self Sensing Composites using selectively distributed conductive networks in CPCs (Conductive Polymer Composites)

Duration
01 March 2016 → 31 August 2019
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Engineering and technology
    • Process engineering
    • Ceramic and glass materials
    • Composites and hybrid materials
    • Materials science and engineering
    • Polymeric materials
    • Semiconductor materials
    • Other materials engineering
Keywords
resistivity-strain behaviour conductive polymers composites sensors sensor networks
 
Project description

The research aims to develop an innovative sensor network with resistivity-strain behaviour through construction of oriented and selectively distributed conductive networks in CPCs. The network consists of thermoplastic nanofilled sensors which afterwards can be woven into a conductive layer and then be embedded as a sensor layer inside a composite structure to monitor behaviour and integrity of these materials.