This piece is the composite equivalent of the connection part of the wheel with a car body. The design and tooling manufacturing was done during the Cornet DEMACO project. Afterwards in collaboration with the SLC-lab the question was raised in how to implement fibre optics in this piece without adapting the RTM moulds.

The embedding procedure was succesful and in the next steps we are going to see how the signals of multiple sensors can be combined to monitor the production process and the test phase of the component.





Self sensing pressure vessel:

The concept of a self sensing composite pressure vessel is very simple. Combine composite pressure vessel technology and embedded sensing technology to monitor the actual condition of the vessel. By integrating sensors, it is possible to learn exactly how the vessel behaves along its complete lifetime.