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Engineering and the Environment

Research project: Lightweight composite and sandwich structures

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Research projects covering lightweight composite and sandwich structures.

Project Overview

Research Projects with industrial support:

  • ‘Thermal degradation and nonlinear interaction effects in polymer foam cored sandwich structures' (PI; approx. £ 700k)
  • ‘Reliability based design of composite wind turbine blades' (co-PI; approx. £ 2.4 mill)
  • ‘Wrinkling defects in composite wind turbine blades' (PI; approx. £ 270k)
  • ‛Blade King - hybrid composite materials technology for future wind turbine blades' (PI; approx. £ 8.2 mill)
  • ‘Enhanced performance of sandwich structures by improved damage tolerance' (co-PI; approx. £ 665k)
  • ‘Design of sandwich structures with grid scored core materials for wind turbine blades' (PI; approx. £ 270k)
  • ‘Danish Center for Composite Structures and Materials for Wind Turbines' (co-PI; approx. £ 9.4 mill)

Research sponsors: Danish Council for Independent Research Technology and Production Sciences (FTP), Danish Council for Strategic Research (DSF), European Space Agency, EU FP7, Danish Advanced Technology Foundation, EU FP7, Office of Naval Research (US Navy), Siemens Wind Power, LM Wind Power, Suzlon Wind Energy, Vestas Wind Systems, DIAB AB

Related research groups

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