[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/LP140100645]
Prof Adrian Mouritz
Prof Chun Wang
A/Prof Floreana Coman
Brief description Multifunctional Three-Dimensional Non-Crimp Fibre Preforms for Polymer Composites: Innovative High-Value Products for the Australian Textiles Industry. This project aims to develop a new three-dimensional (3D) weaving technology for fabricating multi-functional fabrics for advanced fibre-reinforced composites. 3D woven fabrics with low fibre waviness for high structural performance, integrally woven optical fibre sensors for loads monitoring and damage detection, and woven thermoplastic filaments for self-healing aim to meet the emerging demands of industry for light-weight high-performance composites. This new technology aims to deliver to the Australian textiles and clothing industry a new capability in manufacturing carbon-fibre based fabrics as reinforcements in advanced composites, thus helping reinvigorate and realign an important Australian industry sector.
Funding Amount $296,962
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