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Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
Carbon polyurethane composites

Material and process development of high strength carbon-polyurethane-composite structures - purCONNECT

Good abrasion and impact properties are required for the use of carbon fiber-reinforced plastics in exterior components of the aerospace and automotive industries. In the purCONNECT project, innovative processes for the production of carbon fiber-reinforced polyurethane using resin transfer molding (RTM) are being developed. Structures are characterized with regard to thermo-mechanical material behavior. For this purpose, quasi-static, highly dynamic and cyclic tests after impact are carried out in order to evaluate the structural integrity and estimate the remaining lifetime. The investigations are performed from -40 °C to 90 °C in order to determine the temperature influence on the material behaviour under operation-relevant temperatures.

Duration: 2020 until 2021

Consortium: 2 universities, 4 industrial enterprises