Next Article in Journal
Non-Isothermal Kinetic Analysis of the Crystallization of Metallic Glasses Using the Master Curve Method
Next Article in Special Issue
Glass Fiber Reinforced Polypropylene Mechanical Properties Enhancement by Adhesion Improvement
Previous Article in Journal
In Vivo Degradation Behavior of the Magnesium Alloy LANd442 in Rabbit Tibiae
Previous Article in Special Issue
Toughening of a Carbon-Fibre Composite Using Electrospun Poly(Hydroxyether of Bisphenol A) Nanofibrous Membranes Through Inverse Phase Separation and Inter-Domain Etherification
Open AccessArticle

Novel Repair Concept for Composite Materials by Repetitive Geometrical Interlock Elements

Technische Universität Dresden, Institut für Leichtbau und Kunststofftechnik, Holbeinstr. 3, Dresden 01307, Germany
Leibniz Universität Hannover, Institut für Werkstoffkunde, An der Universität 2, Garbsen 30823, Germany
Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Materials 2011, 4(12), 2219-2230;
Received: 1 November 2011 / Revised: 7 December 2011 / Accepted: 12 December 2011 / Published: 20 December 2011
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Fibre-Reinforced Composites)
Material adapted repair technologies for fiber-reinforced polymers with thermosetting matrix systems are currently characterized by requiring major efforts for repair preparation and accomplishment in all industrial areas of application. In order to allow for a uniform distribution of material and geometrical parameters over the repair zone, a novel composite interlock repair concept is introduced, which is based on a repair zone with undercuts prepared by water-jet technology. The presented numerical and experimental sensitivity analyses make a contribution to the systematic development of the interlock repair technology with respect to material and geometrical factors of influence. The results show the ability of the novel concept for a reproducible and automatable composite repair. View Full-Text
Keywords: composite repair; fiber-reinforced polymers; positive locking connection composite repair; fiber-reinforced polymers; positive locking connection
Show Figures

Figure 1

MDPI and ACS Style

Hufenbach, W.; Adam, F.; Heber, T.; Weckend, N.; Bach, F.-W.; Hassel, T.; Zaremba, D. Novel Repair Concept for Composite Materials by Repetitive Geometrical Interlock Elements. Materials 2011, 4, 2219-2230.

Show more citation formats Show less citations formats

Article Access Map by Country/Region

Only visits after 24 November 2015 are recorded.
Back to TopTop