Smart Seal II - Dichtung II

Dichtung II

Research topic

Elastomer-sealing condition monitoring with integrated pressure sensors.

Project description

In the field of mechanical engineering, elastomer materials are required to withstand extreme stress, temperature and chemicals. Typical examples are tires, assembly bearings, air springs and statically and dynamically stressed sealings. The reliability requirements for these components, especially sealings, are very demanding.

Elastomer sealings with integrated pressure sensors will be manufactured to meet this challenge, and to monitor aging of the sealing. Strain gauges were already integrated in previous works. However, the disadvantages of this method is the high cross-sensitivity. To minimize this effect, research in a new project will integrate pressure sensors into the sealings. These are expected to mainly measure compression forces and to be less sensitive to forces from other directions.


Project Partners

Prof. Dr. Ulrich Giese
Deutsches Institut für Kautschuktechnologie e.V.
Eupener Straße 33
30519 Hannover
Tel.: +49 51184201-10
E-Mail: Ulrich.Gieseprotect me ?!dikautschukprotect me ?!.de

M.Sc Inka Fynn
Deutsches Institut für Kautschuktechnologie e.V.
E-Mail: Inka.Fynnprotect me ?!dikautschukprotect me ?!.de

M.Sc Yasamin Mirzaei
Deutsches Institut für Kautschuktechnologie e.V.
E-Mail: Yasamin.Mirzaeiprotect me ?!dikautschukprotect me ?!.de


Contact Person

M.Sc Tim de Rijk
Universität Bremen
IMSAS, NW1, Room N3170
Tel.: +49 421 218 62639
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Prof. Dr.-Ing. WalterLang
Universität Bremen
IMSAS, NW1, Room O2120
Tel.: +49 421 218 62602

The IGF project 20986N of the research association DFMRS e.V. is funded by the AiF as part of the program for the promotion of industrial community research (IGF) by the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology based on a decision of the German Bundestag.

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