Academic Publications

  • Fagan, E., Goggins, J., Flanagan, M., Flanagan, T., Doyle, A., and Leen, S. (2017) “Physical Experimental Static Testing and Structural Design Optimisation for a Composite Wind Turbine Blade” Composite Structures, accepted, awaiting publication
  • Flanagan, T, Maguire, J, Ó Brádaigh, CM, Mayorga, P. and Doyle, A., “Smart Affordable Composite Blades for Tidal Energy”, European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference (EWTEC 2015), Nantes, France, September 2015
  • Ó Brádaigh, CM, Doyle, A., Doyle, D. and Feerick. P.J., “One-Shot Wind Turbine Blade Manufacturing using Powder-Epoxy and Electrically-Heated Ceramic Composite Tooling”, 7th International CFK-Valley Stade Convention, Germany, June 2013.
  • Feerick. P.J., “The Manufacture of Turbine Blades using High Temperature Tooling and VOC –Free Polymer Composites”, Wind Turbine Blade Manufacture 2010”, Düsseldorf, Germany, December 2010.
  • Ó Brádaigh, C.M. “Manufacture of Composite Wind Turbine Blades using High Temperature Integrally-Heated Composite Tooling”, Composites Innovation 2012, National Composites Centre, Bristol, UK, July 2012.
  • Ó Brádaigh, C.M, Doyle, A., Doyle, D. and Feerick, P.J., “Electrically-Heated Ceramic Composite Tooling for Out-of-Autoclave Manufacturing of Large Composite Structures”, SAMPE Journal, Vol. 47, No. 4, pp. 6-14, 2011.

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SE Blades Technology Hengelo is a division of Suzlon Energy Ltd. Suzlon specialises in the design and development of rotor blades for wind turbines.

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