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ORNL develops self-sensing composites

ORNL’s roll-to-roll demonstration has proved in principle that the method could be scaled up for high-volume production.

21st November 2018

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Oak Ridge, TN

Construction, Transport/​Aerospace

“Carbon fibre composites fail catastrophically, so you won’t see damage until the entire structure has failed,” says Chris Bowland, at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). “By knowing what’s going on within the composite, you can better judge its health and know if there is damage that needs to be repaired.”

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