Textile based metal sandwiches and metal-matrix-composites reinforced with 3D wire structures. Part 1: Development and realisation of cellular 3D wire structures
The aim of these research works is a systematic development of textile-based metallic reinforcement structures in cellular design for multifunctional multi component-composite semi-finished products for economically efficient and resource-conserving processing into textile-based lightweight-constructions in multi-material design. These requirements can be fulfilled particularly well by three-dimensional cellular wire structures with stress-appropriate reinforcement materials. The integration of z-reinforcing wire materials, in particular, requires substantial constructive and technological development effort. Selected structures have been successfully realised and supplied for additional process stages. These materials offer, apart from geometric variability, outstanding specific mechanical properties, e.g. a high energy absorption capacity and defined rigidity.