ÉireComposites’ research and development has resulted in a number of publications including the following
C Glennon, T. Flanagan, A. Doyle, G. Kelly, C.M. Ó Brádaigh & W. Finnegan, 2018. Development of Novel Manufacturing Techniques for Composite Tidal Turbine Blades. SAMPE Europe Conference 2018, Southampton, U.K.
Rotational Moulding of PEEK Polymer Liners with Carbon Fibre/PEEK Over Tape-Placement for Space Cryogenic Fuel Tanks
Murray, B. R., Doyle, A., Feerick, P. J., Semprimoschnig, C. O. A., Leen, S. B. & O Brádaigh, C. 13 Jul 2017 In: Materials and Design.
Permeability of Carbon Fibre PEEK Composites for Cryogenic Storage Tanks of Future Space Launchers
Flanagan, M., Grogan, D. M., Goggins, J., Appel, S., Doyle, K., Leen, S. & O Brádaigh, C. 12 Jun 2017 In: Composites Part a-Applied science and manufacturing.
Polymer Lined COPVS Formed using an Integrally Heated Rotational Moulding Tool and Laser Assisted Tape Placement
Murray, B. R., Leen, S., Semprimoschnig, C. O. A. & O Brádaigh, C. 30 May 2016 SAMPE Conference 2016.
Helium Permeability of Polymer Materials as Liners for Composite Overwrapped Pressure Vessels
Murray, B., Leen, S., Semprimoschnig, C. & O Brádaigh, C. 19 Apr 2016 In : Journal of Applied Polymer Science. 133, 29.
Damage and permeability in tape-laid thermoplastic composite cryogenic tanks
Grogan, D. M., Ó Brádaigh, C. M., McGarry, J. P. & Leen, S. B. 7 Sep 2015 In: Composites part a-Applied science and manufacturing. 78, p. 390-402 13.
Characterization of Cryogenically-Cycled Autoclaved and ATL CF/PEEK Laminates using 3-D X-Ray CT
Grogan, D. M., Leen, S. B. & O Brádaigh, C. 31 Jul 2015 20th International Conference on Composite Materials.
A combined XFEM and cohesive zone model for composite laminate microcracking and permeability
Grogan, D. M., O Bradaigh, C. & Leen, S. B. 1 Feb 2015 In : Composite Structures. 120, p. 246-261 16.
Use of carbon fibres for reinforcement of thin geopolymer cement sections
Twomey, B., Ó Brádaigh, C. M., Doyle, A., Feerick, P. J. & Stanton, K. T. 2014 In : Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part L: Journal of Materials: Design and Applications. 228, 3, p. 208-216 9.
Feasibility of carbon fibre/peek composites for cryogenic fuel tank applications
Doyle, K., Doyle, A., O’Brádaigh, C. M. & Jaredson, D. 2012 European Space Agency, (Special Publication) ESA SP. Vol. 691.
O.De La Torre, S. Newell, M. H. Flanagan, J. Goggins. “Potential Applications for Image-based Systems in Structural Engineering.” In CERI Conference. 2016.
Dolan, J., Doyle, A., Brádaigh, C.M.Ó. and Jaredson, D. “Out-of-Autoclave Manufacturing of Large Integrated Structures Using Thermoplastic Composite Materials.” In ECCM 15. 2012.
M.Flanagan, J.Goggins, A. Doyle, B. Weafer, M. Ward, M.Bizieul, R.Canavan, C.M.O. Bradaigh, K. Doyle, Noel Harrison, “Out-of-Autoclave Manufacturing of a Stiffened Thermoplastic Carbon Fibre PEEK Panel. In ESAFORM 2017.
ÉireComposites’ research on renewable energy has resulted in a number of publications including the following
Fagan, E., Goggins, J., Flanagan, M., Flanagan, T., Doyle, A., and Leen, S. “Physical Experimental Static Testing and Structural Design Optimisation for a Composite Wind Turbine Blade” Composite Structures, Volume 164, Pages 90–103, 15 March 2017.
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.
M.Flanagan, F.Doyle, J.Goggins, E.Fagan, A. Doyle, T.Flanagan, P.J Ferrick, S.Leen. “Large Scale Structural Testing of Wind Turbine Blades Manufactured Using a One-Shot Out-of-Autoclave Process” In CERI Conference.2016.
D.Grogan, M.Flanagan, J.Goggins, C.Kennedy, A.Doyle, M.Walls, S.Leen. “Characterisation and water ageing of composite materials for tidal turbine blades” In CERI Conference. 2016.
ÉireComposites has also registered a patent for its blade manufacturing technology
EP 2344312 B “A Heated Mould for Moulding Polymeric Composites”. The Mould allows Out-Of-Autoclave processing of epoxy powder and is suitable for manufacturing products such as wind and tidal blades and other large composite structures.