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Faculty of Mechanical Engineering

Injection Molding of Polyurethane Resin for impact-resistant structural composite parts

Parts out of composites need to demonstrate high impact toughness and halogen-free fire protection for application in aeronautical structures. Within this EU-cooperation-project PRISCA, materials and methods are developed to produce polyurethane components with resin transfer molding (RTM). The main objectives are increased impact toughness and the implementation of a manufacturing process for medium length production runs of monolithic and sandwich structures. To optimize the manufacturing process, a short-time testing methodology is going to be developed at WPT, to enable a resource-efficient assessment of the influence of the manufacturing parameters on the fatigue behaviour.

Duration: 2014 until 2017

Consortium: 3 Universities, 6 Industrial Enterprises