Serial Sensors for the Fiber Composite Body Functionalized Lightweight Design and Damage Monitoring
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Challenges for Fiber Reinforced Polymer (FRP) lightweight design are fast development times and high cost pressure. Besides, present sensor-based vehicle features need to be implemented in future vehicles as well. An approach is to integrate current automobile sensors directly into FRP structures. This integration of a current acceleration sensor even enables a secondary feature for damage monitoring.
Challenges for FRP in the Automotive Sector
Resource efficiency and an increased performance can be achieved by lightweight design. Established materials are Fiber Reinforced Polymers (FRP), for structures with load-specific design and high design flexibility. Within the automotive sector, fast development times and high developing and production costs are a challenge. Besides, present sensor-based vehicle features need to be implemented also for future vehicles. Additionally, the number of sensors increases with limited construction space. Further, the standard mounting technologies...