Partner: Ramanan Venkat

Fraunhofer Institute for Nondestructive Testing (DE)

Conference papers
1.Graczykowski C., Orłowska A., Venkat R.S., The concept of smart prestressed composites. Numerical modelling and experimental evaluation, SMART2013, 6th ECCOMAS Thematic Conference on Smart Structures and Materials, 2013-09-03/09-06, Turyn (IT), pp.1-22, 2013

The paper introduces the concept of prestressing selected layers of laminated composite in order to increase its stiffness and improve its overall mechanical response. Both analytical and numerical models of prestressed composites are proposed and utilized to optimize applied prestressing forces. Further, dedicated laboratory stand and developed methodology of experimental evaluation are described. The final part of the paper briefly discusses prospective applications of prestressed composites.


prestressed structures, laminated composites, prestressed reinforced composites

Graczykowski C.-IPPT PAN
Orłowska A.-IPPT PAN
Venkat R.S.-Fraunhofer Institute for Nondestructive Testing (DE)