Projects

2019-2022InLEP: Integrated Leading Edge Protection 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 at offshore conditions.
Dutch TKI – Wind op Zee subsidy
2018-2021BladeMan: 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 composites.
Dutch NWO – VENI subsidy
2018-2021FAITH: 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
2017-2021RIP: Modelling the multi-physics in resin injection pultrusion of complex industrial profiles
The objective of this project is to develop and utilize new numerical simulation tools for the analysis of resin injection pultrusion (RIP) of complex industrial composite profiles with combined unidirectional (UD) roving and various types of fabrics.
Danish Research Council subsidy
2016-20193D 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
2015-2020ambliFibre: 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. We have built-up an integral process and machine simulation model for the process.
EU Horizon2020 subsidy
2014-2015StiffPact: 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.
Agentschap NL
2011-2014DeepWind: A novel floating wind turbine concept
The goal was to develop a process model that simulates the manufacturing of wind turbine blades with constant cross sections.
EU FP-7 subsidy