Projects of the Department Composite Materials

EU-Project NANOLEAP (Horizon 2020)

01.01.2015 - 30.06.2018

Nanocomposite for building constructions and civil infrastructures: European network pilot production line to promote industrial application cases

Partners: 18 research partners
Contact: Prof. Dr. Gert Heinrich


01.06.2016 - 31.05.2018

Development of a manufacturing process for load adapted thermoplastic fibre reinforced composite (FRP) parts with three-dimensional shape by applying new material and tooling concepts

Partners: Fraunhofer-Institut für Werkzeugmaschinen und Umformtechnik (IWU);
Sirris Collective centre of the Belgian technology industry
Contact: Dr. Axel Spickenheuer


01.01.2016 - 31.12.2017

Development of multifunctional elastomeric heated covers for thermal binder activation processes with complex geometries

Material studies and measures on functional integration and service life evaluation of a novel active elastomeric cover system for binder activation processes

Partner: Qpoint Composite GmbH
Contact: Dr. Axel Spickenheuer

DFG (research grant)

01.01.2015 - 31.12.2017

Multifunctional materials based on cellulose and graphene

Contact: Dr. Haisong Qi

AiF-IGF Project LoVarMED

01.08.2015 - 31.10.2017

Development of a simulation-based technology for the fabrication of load-adapted, fibre-based implants with defined and locally variable stiffness

Partners: TUD, Institute of Textile Machinery and High Performance Material Technology,
Prof. Dr. Chokri Cherif;
TUD, Centre for Translational Bone, Joint and Soft Tissue Research, Prof. Dr. Michael Gelinsky
Contact: Dr. Axel Spickenheuer

DFG (research grant)

01.07.2014 - 30.06.2017

Multifunctional carbon fibre surfaces and interfaces in polymer composites

Contact: Dr. Shang-Lin Gao


01.09.2013 - 28.02.2017

In-line Modifizierung dreidimensionaler Kunststoff-Formteile

Contact: Dr. Uwe Gohs
Dr. Michaela Gedan-Smolka

AiF-ZIM Project Holz-FKV-Verbund

01.09.2014 - 31.12.2016

Entwicklung der technischen Lösung und des Verfahrens für die Herstellung von hochbeanspruchten Werkstoffverbunden aus Holzkleinquerschnitten und Faser-Kunststoff-Verbunden (FKV)

Entwicklung einer Technologie zur Holz-FKV-Verbundherstellung und simulationenstechnische Validierung des Werkstoffverbunds

Partners: Ingenieurholzbau Jörg Pikart UG;
MSM Maschinenbau GmbH;
TUD, Institut für Holz- und Papiertechnik
Contact: Dr. Axel Spickenheuer

AiF-ZIM Project WIntFlap

01.12.2014 - 31.11.2016

Development of actuator based flexible flaps for wind energy plant rotor blades and application on a 3m test section for experimental validation

Development of a flexible flap connection segment for wind energy plant rotor blades

Partners: cp.max Rotortechnik GmbH & Co. KG;
WINDnovation Engineering Solutions GmbH;
TUD, Institute of Fluid Power
Contact: Dr. Axel Spickenheuer

BMBF Project Carbon Concrete Composite C3 (Twenty20)

01.05.2015 - 31.10.2016

Coatings, Building with Reinforcing Carbon Structures for Concrete

C3-B1-VI: Alkali and thermal resistant epoxy and PU coatings for texile reinforcing structures term

Partners: 140 research partners
Contact: Dr. Christina Scheffler


01.06.2014 - 31.05.2016

Development of a testing device for fibre-matrix adhesion strength

Materials and processing implementations

Partners: Faserinstitut Bremen;
Textechno Herbert Stein GmbH & Co. KG
Contact: Prof. Dr. Edith Mäder

Research grant of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

01.01.2015 - 31.12.2015

Glass fibres with multi-functional properties for defect monitoring in fibre-reinforced polymer (FRP) structures, 1/2015 - 12/2016

Partner: Chinese Academy of Sciences, Xinjiang, Technical Institute of Physics & Chemistry, Urumqi, China
Contact: Prof. Dr. Edith Mäder


01.11.2013 - 31.10.2015

Design strategies and production processes of strength-optimised lightweight structures made of composites with variableaxial fibre architectures

Partners: Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Institute of Product Engineering, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Albert Albers;
TU Chemnitz, Department of Lightweight Structures and Polymer Technology,
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Lothar Kroll
Contact: Prof. Dr. Gert Heinrich

AiF-ZIM Project 10k-Tool

01.01.2013 - 31.07.2015

A new kind of cfrp moulding tools with long service life (10k-Tool). Material development of wear resistant CFRP mould surfaces and numerical simulation of the mechanical and thermal component behaviour

Partners: Hightex Verstärkungsstrukturen GmbH;
Qpoint Composite GmbH;
EAST-4D Carbon Technology GmbH
Contact: Dr. Axel Spickenheuer