Fields of research

This section gives a comprehensive overview of research activities of GEMTEX groups their main achievements and collaborations among them. The overall importance of scientific research is evident. All the objects, real and virtual, are made as result of research activities. Highly profitable and flourishing industrial sectors are those where the research efforts and investments were the strongest. The situation in the Textile Retail complex is different. Research activities supposed to bring higher added value to textile based objects and products are not satisfying. Despite of efforts, the number of high quality scientific articles is not significant all over the world and particularly in Europe, comparing to the number of jobs and the annual turnover of our industry. This situation should change. The promotion of research activities in the Textile Retail complex are the main objectives of the GEMTEX laboratory. This is also done through the organization of International Scientific Conferences and exhibitions involving GEMTEX members as scientific committees members or even Conference Chairmen. The GEMTEX laboratory scientific excellence, together with the relevance to industry or to GEMTEX goals, should be achieved by the important research efforts in the field of textile processes and materials. The purpose of the report on GEMTEX research activities is to outline various scientific activities of research group.

Keywords of the 3 groups :
  • MTP (Multifunctional Textiles ans Processes) : Engineering of complex systems, Complex system carry out, Advanced textile processes and structures
  • MTC (Mechanics Textile Composites)  : Mechanics for fibrous materials, Composites, Manufacturing process
  • HCD (Human Centered Design) : Decision making, Modelling, Clustering, Sensors

The themes of the laboratory are :

Functional textiles :

  • actuators and sensors
  • structural features
  • instrumentation of textiles / composites, connected textiles
  •  physico-chemical characterization of polymers
 

Production & use

  • traceability of textile materials
  • digital texile chain
  • perception & emotion
  • organization of production systems
  • aging for control of use

Reinforcements & composites

  • processes for developing reinforcements (structures)
  • optimization of structure-matrix interactions
  • modeling and simulation of properties in service
  • characterization and tracking of markers
 
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Sustanaible textiles

  • eco-design of textiles
  • life cycle analysis
  • organic textile materials sources
  • active textiles for the protection of the environment