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ILK Summer School 2023 "Function Integration at Lightweight Systems for Industry 4.0"

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24 Apr 202328 Apr 2023


Composite structures are used in various fields such as aerospace, automotive, civil engineering, power generation, and marine engineering etc., due to their inherent characteristics such as high values of stiffness, dimensional stability, wear resistance, mechanical strength, and design flexibility coupled with low values of mass and coefficient of thermal expansion. Composite structures can sustain damage during their life cycle due to aging, improper service conditions, and erroneous manufacturing and assembly, such as inter-laminar voids, porosity, fibre waviness, wrinkles, de-bonding, and delamination.

Functional integration involves integration of microelectronics into composite structures, to monitor the health of these structures. These systems can assist in locating and quantifying several types of damage present in composites based structural components. Integrated sensors in a structure can generate high volumes of data, which engineers can analyze to predict the health of a structure. Machine learning is becoming an essential skill in many data-intensive scientific fields, including structural health monitoring related disciplines.

The ILK Summer School 2023 will cover fibre-reinforced composites, focusing on their properties, design, manufacturing and testing methods, as well as the integration of suitable sensors for the determination of the composite structures condition.


TitleILK Summer School 2023 "Function Integration at Lightweight Systems for Industry 4.0"
Duration24 - 28 April 2023
LocationTechnische Universität Dresden