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Title Functional Fiber Composites
Author Hasling, Karen Marie
Supervisor Lenau, Torben Anker (Innovation and Sustainability, Department of Management Engineering, Technical University of Denmark, DTU, DK-2800 Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark)
Løgstrup Andersen, Tom (Risø National Laboratory for Sustainable Energy, Technical University of Denmark, DTU, DK-2800 Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark)
Institution Technical University of Denmark, DTU, DK-2800 Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark
Thesis level Master's thesis
Year 2010
Abstract This report covers the result of a master thesis project concerning integration of functional fiber composites. With departure in making flexible and innovative materials for the construction industry, the project has stressed a necessary investigation of incorporation of new functions in traditional fiber composites to make them interesting for applications in new contexts and for new actors. In the initial phase of the process, integration of a range of functional elements in fiber composite laminates was explored. Functional elements covers elements, that with their function can add an extra aspect of use for the given fiber composites material. The result of the exploration was a concept-screening phase, identifying one concept with a functional element integrated. The chosen concept consisted of hexagonal fiber composites modules with thermochromic printed fabric surfaces combined with integrated textile conductors. This concept was investigated into detail and a prototype was manufactured in the following stages. In addition to the experimental work, discussions on e.g. the sustainability aspect and the market potential of such concepts were made.
Imprint Technical University of Denmark (DTU) : Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark
Pages 106
Original PDF Karen_Marie_Hasling_Functional_Fiber_Composites_thesis_appendix.pdf (36.08 MB)
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