||Functional Fiber Composites
||Hasling, Karen Marie
||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)
||Technical University of Denmark, DTU, DK-2800 Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark
||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
||Technical University of Denmark (DTU) : Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark
Creation date: 2010-11-29
Update date: 2011-01-17