Textile Sensors Validatıon to Perform In Situ Structural Health Monitorıng of Textile Reinforced Thermoplastic Composites
Smart textile approach to realize textile sensors compatibility with composite technology is a very promising solution today. Optimisation of sensors need to carry out in order to prepare sensors having negligible affect on reinforcement geometrical and mechanical properties. Weaving of 2D fabrics due to checking the thermo-forming consolidation of textile sensors inserted is an important step to perform in situ structural health monitoring of composites. In this work, E-glass/polypropylene sensors based on poly (3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene)poly (styrenesulfonate) polymer complex were studied. Textile sensors showed resistance to high temperature and pressure by giving electrical resistance responses after 2D textile preforms consolidation and possibility to validate composites developed during tensile loading in situ.