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DFG CRC/Transregio 39 PT-PIESA
6th Scientific Symposium

6th Scientific Symposium of the CRC/TR 39 PT-PIESA

Lightweight Design by Integrating Functions

March 27/28, 2018, Chemnitz University of Technology


"The 5th Scientific Symposium of the CRC/TR 39 is an open forum for the discussion of experts from the PT-PIESA projects with scientists from other institutions as well as experts from industry. We cordially invite you to come to Chemnitz and join our symposium on March 27/28, 2018."


Prof. W.-G. Drossel
Spokesman of the CRC/TR 39, Chemnitz

Prof. C. Körner
Site spokesman Erlangen

Prof. N. Modler
Site spokesman Dresden


  1. Preface
  2. Topics
  3. Call for papers
  4. Registration
  5. Conference fee and language
  6. Venue
  7. Accommodation
  8. Contact


Globalization, scarcity of ressources and climate change raise new questions in production engineering. One promising approach is to reduce component weight by use of light-weight design. The integration of sensors and actuators made of "smart materials" into light-weight composites enables to reach both ultra-light-weight design and superior dynamic properties as well as structural health monitoring. Researching and developing the necessary scientific foundations is the goal of the CRC/TR 39 "High-volume compatible production technologies for light-metal and fiber-composite based components with integrated sensors and actuators" (PT-PIESA).


  • High-volume compatible manufacturing processes for active light-weight composites
  • Functional integration of piezoelectric sensors and actuators in metal and polymer-based composite structures
  • Numerical simulation of the production processes for active composites
  • Non-destructive and non-invasive testing of piezoelectric composites
  • Model-based characterization of material-integrated sensors and actuators

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