Smart Textiles for In Situ Monitoring of Composites

Smart Textiles for In Situ Monitoring of Composites

1st Edition - October 29, 2018

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  • Author: Vladan Koncar
  • eBook ISBN: 9780081023099
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780081023082

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Smart Textiles for in situ Monitoring of Composites proposes a ‘smart textile’ approach to help solve the problem of real-time monitoring of the structural health of composites. The book combines textiles, composites and structural health monitoring knowledge to present an integrated approach to the deployment of smart textiles to monitor failure modes in composite materials. It introduces the theory of smart textiles for monitoring and measurement applications, describes established and developing techniques and approaches for using smart textiles for in-situ monitoring, and includes different fiber/matrix combinations and hybrid structures that are all presented using academic research and real-world case studies. As smart textiles are fitted with flexible adapted sensors and actuators that detect stress, deformation, temperature changes, light intensity, and other signals from the environment, this book is a timely resource on the topic.

Key Features

  • Proposes a ‘smart textile’ approach to in situ monitoring of the structural health of composites where the composite structure’s functionalized reinforcement also plays a role
  • Discusses the impact of this technology on different reinforcement materials and matrices
  • Demonstrates, through a review of research and case studies, the implementation of sensing and measurement systems

Readership

Researchers, technicians, engineers, R&D managers in textile companies and downstream sectors such as automotive, aerospace, other forms of transport, civil engineering

Table of Contents

  • Part 1 Smart Textiles for Monitoring and Measurement Applications
    1. Introduction
    2. Smart Textiles
    3. Sensors - Definition and Classification
    4. Connectors
    5. Conductive Polymers and Fibres
    6. Textile Sensors Development Steps
    7. Characterisation of Textile Sensors
    8. Interface phenomena of textile sensors and related textile reinforced thermoplastic composites

    Part 2 Composites and Hybrid structures
    9. Textile Reinforced Composites
    10. Glass Fibres
    11. Aramid Fibres
    12. Carbon Fibres
    13. Bio Sourced Fibres
    14. Failure Mechanisms in Composites
    15. Hybrid Structures - Bonding Issues

    Part 3 Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) of composite structures
    16. Health Monitoring Definitions
    17. State of the art of traditional monitoring techniques
    18. Interface phenomena of textile sensors and related textile reinforced thermoplastic composites
    19. Predictive maintenance concept

    Part 4 Structural Health Monitoring of processes related to composite manufacturing
    20. Weaving Process
    21. Stamping Process Supervision
    22. Infusion Process Supervision

Product details

  • No. of pages: 422
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Woodhead Publishing 2018
  • Published: October 29, 2018
  • Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
  • eBook ISBN: 9780081023099
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780081023082

About the Author

Vladan Koncar

Professor Vladan Koncar is head of research at ENSAIT and director of the GEMTEX research laboratory. He has authored more than 200 scientific articles, including journal papers, book chapters and conference proceedings.

Affiliations and Expertise

Head of research, ENSAIT and director, GEMTEX research laboratory

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