报告题目：Trends in Europe for the Use of Polymer Composites in Industrial Applications
报告人：凯泽斯劳滕大学复合材料研究所 Klaus Friedrich教授
报告简介： In the last two decades, polymer composites have proved to be an important group of materials when light weight construction, property tailoring and specific performance are critical issues in engineering applications. The Institute for Composite Materials in Kaiserslautern, Germany (IVW GmbH) has contributed remarkably to this development, due to its various research activities in the fields of design, materials science and manufacturing of composite components.
In this presentation, after a short introduction of IVW, various statistics of composite trends in Europe up to the year 2015 are presented. Then, new development activities in selected areas of application will be elucidated, including a) automotive, b) aerospace, c) infrastructure, d) sporting goods, and e) mechanical engineering.
The latter include e.g.
a) Thermoplastic (TP) composites for secondary and structuralautomotive parts, with emphasis to (i) special routes for the production of semi - finished (intermediate) material forms, (ii) long fiber reinforced thermoplastics (LFT) for front ends etc., (iii) stamp forming of an automotive sport seat, (vi) induction welding of bumper beams, and (vii) recycling aspects of TP composite fenders.
b) Thermosetting (TS) composites for car body applications, withemphasis to major manufacturing methods, such as prepreg and autoclave technology, and resin transfer molding (RTM) of a car chassis. Further examples refer to composites for modern aircraft, such Airbus A 350 and beyond, wind energy blades and drive shafts, bicycle frames with high stiffness to weight ratio, and calender rollers used in the paper making industry.
报告人简介： K. Friedrich graduated in “Manufacturing Technology” at the University of Applied Sciences(Dortmund) and in “Mechanical Engineering” at the Ruhr-University Bochum in Germany. Here, he also earned in 1978 his PhD- Degree in “Materials Science”. After industrial experience in the construction of machine elements, he was associated in 1980 as a Visiting Assistant Professor with the Center for Composite Materials, University of Delaware, USA. Funding for this stay as a Feodor Lynen Fellow was received from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. Afterwards, i.e. between1982 and 1990, he worked as a Professor for Polymers and Composites at the Technical University Hamburg-Harburg, Germany.
In August 1990, K. Friedrich became Research Director for Materials Science at the Institute for Composite Materials (IVW), University of Kaiserslautern, Germany. He acts also as a Scientific Board Member of various international journals in the fields of materials science, composites, and tribology. Together with his co-workers he has published more than 800 papers in refereed journals, books and conference proceedings. According to ISIHighlyCited.com, Professor Friedrich is listed since 2001 as a highly cited researcher in materials science. Based on Google Scholar, the number of his citations amounts to 18426 (up to November 24, 2015), and his present H-index is 69. Further, he is editor of several books, e.g. on “Friction and Wear of Polymer Composites”, “Application of Fracture Mechanics to Composite Materials”, “Advances in Composites Tribology”, “Tribology of PolymericNanocomposites: Friction and Wear of Bulk Materials and Coatings”, and “Multifunctionality of Polymer Composites”. He holds three honorary professorships from distinguished Chinese universities, and two honorary Dr.-degrees from European institutions. In 2005, Prof. Friedrich was honoured as a World Fellow of the International Committee on Composite Materials (ICCM). Between 2006 and 2007 he spentan International Professorial Fellowship at the University of Sydney, and he worked as a consulting professor for the King Saud University in Saudi Arabia between 2008 and 2013. After his retirement from the director position of IVW, Prof. Friedrich acts as a research consultant for various institutes and industrial companies.