Large Scale Structural Testing of Wind Turbine Blades Manufactured Using a One-Shot Out-Of-Autoclave Process

Michael Flanagan

National University of Ireland Galway

Michael Flanagan is a NUI Galway PhD student working under supervision of Dr. Jamie Goggins and Prof. Sean Leen. Michael is a graduate of University of Limerick and is currently employed by EireComposites. Michael has been awarded Irish Research Council funding for his current research. Michael's research areas are out of autoclave manufacturing of composites, joining of composites, and permeability of composites . Michael enjoys cycling and running.

Abstract

This paper gives details of large scale static testing carried out on 13m long wind turbine blades manufactured using powder epoxy glass fibre material, cured on integrally heated ceramic tooling in a novel one-shot process.... [ view full abstract ]

Authors

  1. Michael Flanagan (National University of Ireland Galway)
  2. Fintan Doyle (√ČireComposites Teo)
  3. Jamie Goggins (National University of Ireland Galway)
  4. Edward Fagan (National University of Ireland Galway)
  5. Adrian Doyle (√ČireComposites Teo)
  6. Tomas Flanagan (√ČireComposites Teo)
  7. Pj Feerick (√ČireComposites Teo)
  8. Sean Leen (National University of Ireland Galway)

Topic Area

Topics: Topic #1

Session

TE-1 » Technology I (14:10 - Monday, 29th August, ENG-2001)

Paper

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