Carbon fiber laminate as the textile sensor – research on the resistance changes

Vol. 528 (8) 2016 / niedziela, 28 października, 2018

(in Polish)

Marcin Górski,
Rafał Krzywoń,
Szymon Dawczyński,
Leszek Szojda

DOI: 10.15199/33.2016.08.44

Volume 528; Issue 8
Pages 146-147

Accepted for publication: 28.06.2016 r.

The ability to auto-detection of threats and user warnings is one of the most desirable features of a modern building. At the same time composites reinforced with highstrength fibers are increasingly widespread use in construction, especially in strengthening the structures, where the best possible mechanical properties are required. The authors of the paper have developed an intelligent fabric, wherein the carbon fibers are not only reinforcement but also the deformation sensor. The idea is based on the construction of the strain gauge, wherein the carbon fibers serve as a electrical conductor, and glass fibers or acrylic matrix has the role of insulator. Preliminary laboratory tests aimed at creating effective measure techniques and assess the effectiveness of the strengthening of selected building structures, as reinforced concrete and timber beams. Presented in the paper results of these studies are very promising, although require further advancement of the production technology.
Keywords: carbon fibres, structures’ monitoring, structural strengthening, laboratory tests.
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Marcin Górski, Ph. D. Eng. - Silesian University of Technology, Faculty of Civil Engineering

Rafał Krzywoń, Ph. D. Eng. - Silesian University of Technology, Faculty of Civil Engineering

Szymon Dawczyński, Ph. D. Eng. - Silesian University of Technology, Faculty of Civil Engineering

Leszek Szojda, Ph. D. Eng., Associate Professor - Silesian University of Technology, Faculty of Civil Engineering

Marcin Górski, Ph. D. Eng.

Full paper is available at Publisher house SIGMA-NOT Sp. z o.o. webpage

DOI: 10.15199/33.2016.08.44