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Lightning protection of wind turbine blades with carbon fibre composite materials


D.2.1 - Report on mechanical and electrical properties of CFC material

Key aspects of CFC when subjected to lightning strike

D.1.1 - Report on the background and issues when introducing CFC in wind turbine blade production.

Key aspects of CFC usage including manufac-turing, compatibility of interfaces, LCA and repairability

D4.1 - Novel CFC elements and structural configurations which will enable improved lightning protection performance

Novel CFC material and structural element con-cepts utilising nano-filler modified resin systems

D.ED.4 - Public dissemination of project results after protection

Dissemination and exploitation of results, which will happen ongoing throughout months 1-48

Supervisory Board established

Establishment of supervisory board for SPARCARB

D.ED.1 - Project website

Dissemination to a wider audience

D.T.2 - Transferable skills courses

Prerequisites for conducting cutting-edge research in IRPs The courses are given to the ESR beginning month 6 and finished in month 18

D.T.1 - Taught science courses

Key displines in Electrical, Mechanical and Materials Engineering fields The courses are given to the ESR beginning month 6 and ending month 18.

D.T.3 - Conference and events on “lightning protection of CFC blades

Dissemination of results and training of communi-cation and organisational skills. The ESRs will attend conferences when available from month 6 to month 42.

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An alternative synthesis route to graphene oxide: influence of surface chemistry on charge transport in epoxy-based composites

Author(s): Orestis Vryonis, Thomas Andritsch, Alun S. Vaughan, Paul L. Lewin
Published in: Journal of Materials Science, Issue 54/11, 2019, Page(s) 8302-8318, ISSN 0022-2461
DOI: 10.1007/s10853-019-03477-w

Understanding the cross-linking reactions in highly oxidized graphene/epoxy nanocomposite systems

Author(s): O. Vryonis, S. T. H. Virtanen, T. Andritsch, A. S. Vaughan, P. L. Lewin
Published in: Journal of Materials Science, Issue 54/4, 2019, Page(s) 3035-3051, ISSN 0022-2461
DOI: 10.1007/s10853-018-3076-8

Enhancement of the electrical and thermal properties of unidirectional carbon fibre/epoxy laminates through the addition of graphene oxide

Author(s): Evangelos C. Senis, Igor O. Golosnoy, Janice M. Dulieu-Barton, Ole T. Thomsen
Published in: Journal of Materials Science, Issue 54/12, 2019, Page(s) 8955-8970, ISSN 0022-2461
DOI: 10.1007/s10853-019-03522-8