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Technische Universität Hamburg Institut für Kunststoffe und Verbundwerkstoffe

Street: Denickestrasse 15
Zip-Code: 21073
City: Hamburg
Website: www.tu-harburg.de/kvweb

Long Description: 

The Institute of Polymers and Composites educates students for the Bachelors in “Mechanical Engineering”, “Shipbuilding” and “General Engineering Science” as well as Masters in “Productdevelopment Materials Production” and “Materials Science”. The main research activities are in the fields of advanced fibre reinforced polymer composites, such as CFRP, GFRP and nanocomposites based on both carbon nanotubes (CNT) and various ceramic nanofillers. Structure/property relationships are investigated by means of processing, determination of morphology, mechanical and physical properties and modelling. The Institute employs some 20 co-worker. About 15 of them are scientists, plus numerous students. The Institute is located at two sites: The campus of the Technische Universität Hamburg-Harburg and the  Technologiezetrum Hamburg-Finkenwerder.

Products + Services:

  • Research and Development
  • Mechanical Testing

Value-Added Steps

Manufacturing Processes
Material Processing
Joining & Assembly Techniques
Training & Education

Branches

Aerospace
Aerospace
Wind Energy
Wind Energy
Automotive Construction
Automotive Construction
Mechanical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Transportation
Transportation
Marine Systems
Marine Systems
Civil Engineering
Civil Engineering

Competence Description: 

The scientifi c goal is to develop a deep insight into the behaviour of polymers and fi brereinforced composites over dimensions, beginning at the morphology and nano level towards to the dimensions of coupons and smaller structural components. RECENT RESEARCH ACTIVITIES

 

  • Nanocomposites with a polymeric matrix
  • Investigations on the electrical conductivity of nanocomposites – percolation, sensing, dielectrical properties
  • Fatigue properties and degradation of CFRP and GFRP. Effect of Defects
  • Processing and characterization of fi bre reinforced composites with a CNT modified matrix
  • Investigation and development of NDT methods for the detection of damage
  • Multiaxial structural testing

Keywords:

  • non destructive testing
  • structural health monitoring
  • mechanical properties
  • nano composites
  • research and development