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ÉireComposites’ Research & Development has resulted in a number of publications including the following

Glennon C, Flanagan T, Doyle A,  Kelly G,  Ó Brádaigh C &  Finnegan W, 2018. Development of Novel Manufacturing Techniques for Composite Tidal Turbine Blades. SAMPE Europe Conference 2018, Southampton, U.K.

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.

Grogan, D. M., Leen, S. B. & O Brádaigh, C. Characterization of Cryogenically-Cycled Autoclaved and ATL CF/PEEK Laminates using 3-D X-Ray CT 31 Jul 2015 20th International Conference on Composite Materials.

A.J. Del Toro, T. Flanagan, J. Teuwen, W. Finnegan, M. Flanagan, J. Goggins. 2021. Automated tape placement of carbon fibre reinforced thermoplastics for offshore wind turbine blades, Wind Energy Science Conference (WESC) 2021, Hannover, Germany. 25-28 May

ÉireComposites’ research on renewables has resulted in a number of publications including the following

C. Glennon, W. Finnegan, N. Kaufmann, P. Meier, Y. Jiang, R, Starzmann, J. Goggins, 2022. Tidal stream to mainstream: mechanical testing of composite tidal stream blades to de-risk operational design life.  Journal of Ocean Engineering and Marine Energy. DOI: 10.1007/s40722-022-00223-4

W. Finnegan, T. Flanagan, P. Cronin, J. Goggins. 2022. A proposed methodology for the development of a sustainable composite foil for a tidal turbine. 11th European Solid Mechanics Conference, Galway, Ireland. 4-8 July.

W. Finnegan, T. Flanagan, C. Kelly, A. Ní Fhlatharta and J. Goggins. 2022. Improving the sustainability of fibre-reinforced polymer composite structures, Civil Engineering Research in Ireland Conference 2022 (CERI 2022), Dublin, Ireland. 25-26 August.

C. Glennon, W. Finnegan, P. Meier, Y. Jiang, J. Goggins, 2022. High cycle dynamic testing of marine hydrokinetic blades. Civil Engineering Research in Ireland Conference 2022 (CERI 2022), Dublin, Ireland, 25-26 August.

B. Kelley, W. Finnegan, J. Goggins, 2022. Tensile Mechanical Testing of Powder Epoxy Glass Fibre Composites with Embedded Optical Fibre Sensors, Civil Engineering Research in Ireland Conference 2022 (CERI 2022), Dublin, Ireland. 25-26 August.

W. Finnegan, Y. Jiang, C. Glenno, P. Meier, L.C. Hung, J. Goggins. 2021. De-risking the next generating of tidal turbine blades through advanced full-scale structural testing, 14th European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference (EWTEC) 2021, Plymouth, UK. 5-9 September.

Finnegan W., Flanagan T., Doyle A., Walls M., Forde M., Fagan E., Goggins J., ‘Numerical modelling of composite tidal turbine blades’, Proceedings of International Conference on Ocean Energy (ICOE) 2018, Nantes, France, 12 June 2018

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.

Y. Jiang, W. Finnegan, F. Wallace, M. Flanagan, T. Flanagan, J. Goggins. 2021. Structural Analysis of a 1 MW Tidal Turbine Blade through Full-Scale Physical Testing and a Digital Twin, 9th Conference on Computational Methods in Marine Engineering (Marine 2021) Virtual Conference.

Jiang, Y., Finnegan, W., Allen, R., Coyne, C., Flanagan, M., Flanagan, T., Goggins, J., 2021a. Surface manufacturing quality assessment of a 1-MW tidal turbine blade using 3D laser scanning technique, in: The Proceedings of  the 14th European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference. Presented at The 14th European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference (EWTEC 2021), Plymouth, UK. 

W. Finnegan, T. Flanagan, J. Goggins. 2021. Development of an advanced leading edge protection system for offshore wind turbine blades, Wind Energy Science Conference (WESC) 2021, Hannover, Germany. 25-28 May

Jiang, Y., Finnegan, W., Wallace, F., Flanagan, M., Flanagan, T., Goggins, J., 2021b. Structural Analysis of a 1 MW Tidal Turbine Blade through Full-Scale Physical Testing and a Digital Twin, in: The Proceedings of The 9th Conference on Computational Methods in Marine Engineering. Presented at The 9th Conference on Computational Methods in Marine Engineering (Marine 2021), UK.

ÉireComposites has also registered a patent for our 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.

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