|2019-2022||InLEP: Integrated Leading Edge Protection (LEP) for Offshore Wind Turbine Blades at High Speed|
The main aim of this project is to develop a durable and optimized hybrid LEP concept integrated into the blade structure by a proper understanding of the bonding process and resulting rain erosion performance of hybrid composite at offshore conditions.
|Dutch TKI – Wind op Zee subsidy|
|2018-2021||BladeMan: Reliable Manufacturing of offshore wind turbine blades|
The aim of this project is the development of a process model and experimental techniques that allow prediction of stresses and bonding quality at the polymer-polymer interface during the co-bonding of continuous fiber reinforced thermoset/thermoplastic composites.
|Dutch NWO – VENI subsidy|
|2018-2021||FAITH: Predicting FAIlure in THermoplastic Composites |
The aim of this project is the development of new analytical design tools that allow direct prediction of the short-term (impact), and long-term (fatigue) performance of load-bearing thermoplastic composites taking into account the influence processing.
|Dutch STW – STM subsidy|
|2017-2021||RIP: Modelling the multi-physics in resin injection pultrusion of complex industrial profiles|
The objective of this project is to develop and utilize new numerical process simulation tools for the analysis of resin injection pultrusion (RIP) of complex industrial fiber reinforced thermosetting composite profiles with combined unidirectional (UD) roving and various types of fabrics.
|Danish Research Council subsidy|
|2016-2019||3D printing of continuous fiber reinforced thermoplastic composites|
The aim is to develop a set-up which enables the additive manufacturing of continuous fiber reinforcement thermoplastics with sufficient consolidation pressure and to quantify the effect of the consolidation pressure on the mechanical performance.
|University of Twente SBE subsidy|
|2015-2020||ambliFibre: adaptive model-based Control for laser-assisted Fibre-reinforced tape winding|
The overall goal is to improve the diode laser-assisted tape winding process, systems and assisting software solutions to enable an efficient and flexible production of continuous fiber reinforced thermoplastic composites. We have built-up an integral process and machine simulation model for the process.
|EU Horizon2020 subsidy|
|2014-2015||StiffPact: Impact damage control in thermoplastic butt-joint stiffened panels|
The goal was to develop a numerical model that helped designing thermoplastic composite based butt jointed structures loaded under impact.
|2011-2014||DeepWind: A novel floating wind turbine concept|
The goal was to develop a process model that simulates the manufacturing of fiber reinforced polymer composite wind turbine blades with constant cross sections.
|EU FP-7 subsidy|