Activation time- and electrical power-dependent deformation behavior of adaptive fiber-reinforced plastics.

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There is considerable need for research into the application potential of adaptive fiber-reinforced plastics based on shape memory alloys, in particular with regard to industry-specific solutions. Hence, this paper presents the activation time- and voltage amplitude-dependent deformation behavior of adaptive fiber-reinforced plastics incorporating shape memory alloy. In order to attain this goal, shape memory alloy was textile-technically converted into shape memory alloy hybrid yarn using the friction spinning technology. Subsequently, the manufactured hybrid yarn was integrated into the reinforcing fabric in the warp direction using weaving technology. To increase the deformation potential of the adaptive fiber-reinforced plastic, a hinged woven fabric was developed by floating of the warp yarn. The functionalized preform was infused by the Seemann Corporation Resin Infusion Molding Process. Later, an extensive electro-mechanical characterization of the adaptive fiber-reinforced plastic by varying electrical power resulting from the varying voltage amplitude and activation time was completed. The maximum deformation of adaptive fiber-reinforced plastics was achieved at an electrical power of 95 W (50 V/1.9 A) and 60 s of thermal induced activation.


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2777 - 2788
JournalJournal of Composite Materials
Issue number20
Publication statusPublished - 2019

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Scopus 85063591213



  • fiber-reinforced plastics