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Static and dynamic characteristics of a hybrid aluminium-composite drive shaft
Viewed 234 times since Sun, Dec 16, 2012
A static torque and power transmission capacities of a hybrid aluminium/composite drive shaft, fabricated by a wetted filament winding method, were investigated. Special mechanisms for static torsion and power transmission test setups were designed... Read More
New guidance for the development of wind turbine blades
Viewed 203 times since Sat, Apr 6, 2013
As wind turbines become larger and more complex, DNV firmly believes that there will be an increased focus on individual component reliability and safety from stakeholders, particularly for the offshore market. One of the more critical and... Read More
Needs of the Aircraft Industry for Aluminum Products
Viewed 275 times since Sun, Mar 3, 2013
Aircraft manufacturers have been posing challenges to the material community since the time of the Wright brothers, and the aluminum industry has consistently responded to those challenges. Today the emphasis is on the affordability of airframe... Read More
Effect of Angle-Ply Orientation on Compression Strength of Composite Laminates
Viewed 359 times since Wed, Aug 24, 2011
An experimental program was initiated to investigate the effect of angle-ply orientations on the compressive strength (X1C) of 0 plies in fiber reinforced composite laminates. Graphite fiber-reinforced epoxy test coupons with the generic... Read More
Composite panels designed to save troops
Viewed 256 times since Sat, Nov 26, 2011
A shipment of modular ballistic panels designed by researchers at UM’s Advanced Engineered Wood Composites Center is to be sent today to a Maine National Guard unit stationed in Afghanistan. Read More
Composite Materials & New Modelling Techniques for Lighter AFVs
Viewed 317 times since Fri, Nov 11, 2011
This paper provides details on the design and manufacture of the ACAVP demonstrator, which employs the composite hull as a combined structural and ballistic structure, as well as a brief summary of the research undertaken on composite... Read More
Blade System Design Studies Volume II: Preliminary Blade Designs and Recommended Test Matrix
Viewed 356 times since Sat, Sep 24, 2011
The current report (Volume II), presents additional discussion of materials and manufacturing issues for large blades, including a summary of current trends in commercial blade manufacturing. Specifications are then developed to guide the... Read More
Analysis of Carbon Epoxy Shaft in Aerostatic Conical Journal Bearings—No Rotational Case
Viewed 299 times since Mon, Oct 3, 2011
In this paper, one stepped carbon epoxy shaft with total thickness 3.5 mm and 16 layers has been analysed. The mathematical analysis has been done for the conical aerostatic journal bearing in which the shaft rotates at high speed. The... Read More