Strengthening Mazovian Multifunctional Composite Ecosystem through a Holistic Approach and a Strategic Alliance with European Leaders
3 POLISH INSTITUTIONS FROM MAZOVIA REGION
TECHNOLOGY PARTNERS FOUNDATION
AIR FORCE INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
WARSAW UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY, FACULTY OF MATERIAL SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING
TWIN WITH LEADING EU UNIVERSITIES
DEPARTMENT OF AEROSPACE STRUCTURES AND MATERIALS
INSTITUTE OF LIGHTWEIGHT ENGINEERING AND POLYMER TECHNOLOGY (ILK)
WITH THE AIM TO IMPROVE THE RESEARCH EXCELLENCE IN THE FIELD OF
FIBER-REINFORCED POLYMER (FRP) MULTIFUNCTIONAL COMPOSITES
AND SMART STRUCTURES
RESEARCH CAPABILITIES BEING DEVELOPED IN THE PROJECT:
DEVELOPMENT OF SELF-DIAGNOSTICS CAPABILITIES OF THE COMPOSITE
through the introduction of electroconductive CNTs in the composite’s matrix during the manufacturing process. In this case the composite structure becomes a “sensor” based on the introduced CNTs which form a conductive percolating network remarkably sensitive to initial stages of matrix-dominated failure.
EMBEDDING PZT SENSORS, ENCAPSULATED IN VELIS, IN THE COMPOSITE STRUCTURE
PZT sensors encapsulation into veils will ensure their accurate placement in the structure and to protect them in service. NDI techniques will be used to validate the quality of the laminate.