Condition monitoring with intelligent sensor fibers to enable sustainable technologies

Saal A
Freitag, 15.09.2023, 11:00 - 11:25 Uhr

In this presentation we will hear about the needs and possibilities for structural sensing in geotextiles and geoplastics in civil engineering. From Naue we will hear the perspective from the geoplastics industry and from ITA the research regarding sensor development.

Martin Tazl (NAUE GmbH & Co. KG, Ort, Espelkamp-Fiestel (GER)), Jeanette Ortega (RWTH Aachen, Aachen (GER))

Geoplastics have been used in the building of civil structures for some time now. However, the monitoring of these long term constructions is usually rudimentary, if any monitoring is performed at all. Especially in the wake of climate change and every more extreme weather conditions, we need to prepare to act quickly in the case of natural disasters. Sensor filaments are predestined to be applied in these structures, as geotextiles are already widely used. The sensor filaments can be incorporated into or onto the textiles directly during the production, reducing the number of additional steps. In this work the focus is on the employment of electrically conductive filaments for resistive based sensors as one possibility. The production, analysis and potential for real-life application will be presented in this work.