Composites

Composites

Carbon fiber reinforced composites - CFRP

In the mainly manual production process of CFRP components delamination, inclusions and inner cracks represent critical problems for the mechanical strength. These errors are not visible from the outside because of the black coloring of the material. Using Laser-Ultrasound components can be scanned non-destructively and imperfections can be detected.

Glass fiber reinforced plastics (GFRP)

Do you want to learn more about your fiberglass components?
Would you like to take a deeper look into your components before they are delivered to customers?
Our OCT technology makes it possible by enabling you to detect defects, cracks, local fiber orientation etc.

Fiber directions in composite materials

Do you want to gain a deeper insight and understanding of interior properties of your fiber-reinforced plastics? Are you interested in the anisotropies of your components or do you need to determine the orientation of the fibers inside a CFRP-injection moulded component?
We can help with our Terahertz-Technology (THz), OCT technology, and Laser Ultrasound Technology.

SHM - Structural Health Monitoring

For composite materials (or the whole lightweight construction) in particular, integrated quality monitoring (SHM - Structural Health Monitoring) allows us to take full advantage of the potentials of lightweight construction. A structure with permanently monitored integrity can, e.g., be realized by the integration of optical waveguides with FBG sensors. For such topics our experts in the field of Physical & Computational Acoustics can support you. 

Spatially resolved spectroscopy

Do you want to know the exact local distribution (in micrometer range) of your chemical components? With Mid-Infrared-Microscopy we can chemically characterize and measure materials and cross-sections (e.g. residues or inclusions) with a spatial resolution as small as 5 µm.