Structure integrated measuring systems for fibre-reinforced light construction structures

The intention connects the measurement technique with the plastic treatment on the basis of textile structure integration. For this, embroidered strain sensors (DMS) will be developed, which are showing a very high utilization potential during the application and integration of Structural-Health-Monitoring (SHM)-systems in dynamic loaded plastic components. Such sensors allow the identification of rotor blades in order to protect them from overload.

Potential possible applications of embroidered measuring systems:

• Composite-carrying structures for robots and handling systems
• Orthesis
• Carrying structures in plant construction
• Facade elements
• Vehicle structures
• Control of the building
• Rotor blades of wind engines

The embroidered sensors will have the possibility to be a concurrence for the classic DMS, additionally there is the possibility to develop new market segments in measurement technical field of application, e. g. large-scale sensors.