Composite Materials

Head: Dipl.–Ing. Patrick Weichand

Research topics

Fiber Coating

Fiber Coating

Adjustment of the Fiber-Matrix-Interface for CMC
Oxidation-Barrier-Coatings for Carbon-Fibers for MMC and CMC

Alternative Reinforcement Materials

Alternative Reinforcement Materials

Development and Substitution of expensive reinforcement fibers

Surface Functionalization

Oberflächenfunktionalisierung

Ceramic and metallic coatings on CFRP, GFRP, CMC and CFC
Metallization of fiber filaments and fabrics

Nanotechnology

Nanotechnology

Functionalization of composites (Conductivity, Tribology)

 

Manufacturing Technologie

  • Resin Transfer Moulding (RTM, VaRTM)
  • High Pressure RTM
  • Vacuum Infusion (VARI)
  • Warm pressing
  • SMC
  • Polymer Infiltration and Pyrolysis (PIP)
  • Liquid Phase Siliconizing
  • Filament-Wet-Winding
  • Fiber preforming / Handling
 

Materials

  • Fiber- and particle reinforced light metals (MMC)
  • Fiber reinforced Ceramic Matrix Composites (CMC)
  • High temperature Polymer Matrix Composites up to 400 °C (PMC)
  • Polymer based fiber reinforced ceramics and hybrid composites for elevated temperatures up to 1000 °C
  • Lightweight materials for tribological systems (e.g. high performance brake rotors)
  • Fire protection / nonflammable composites
  • Lightweight heat shielding and insulation materials
  • Ballistic protection