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Composite Lab

Composite Lab

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The Composite Lab is an integral part of the course "Rotor Blade Design for Wind Turbines" (RBD). It is executed as a block course of four days in groups of six students at the Fraunhofer Institute for Wind Energy Systems IWES in Bremerhaven. The students receive certificates of attendance after the lab. Accomodation is organised by the Institute.


Handout of a

Certificate

by Fraunhofer IWES.

Semester

Summer

4 days (block)

Study achievement

Module RBD

compulsory

Language

GER

Documents partly EN


CONTENT OF THE COMPOSITE LAB

In the Composite Lab, we consider the following content:

  • Theory of material science (resin systems, fibre reinforcement, sandwich core materials)
  • Theory of manufacturing processes
  • Manufacturing of composite plates via resin infusion
  • Cutting of coupon specimens
  • Calculation of the coupon behaviour via rule of mixture and classical laminate theory
  • Testing of coupons and validation of calculation results
  • Manufacturing of half shells of a scaled rotor blade model (length appr. 2.3 m) via resin infusion
  • Joining of half shells via adhesive joints
  • Demoulding and finishing of the blade model

TRAVEL AND ACCOMODATION

The students travel to Fraunhofer IWES (address: Großer Westring 2, 27572 Bremerhaven) in their own responsibility. It is free of charge to go by train from Hannover Hbf to Bremerhaven Hbf (Regionalexpress) using the semester ticket. However, it is NOT POSSIBLE to use the public local traffic with it. Moreover, the frequency of busses to Fraunhofer IWES and back is very limited. We thus recommend taking a bicycle (on own expenses).

Accomodation for the participants is in holiday flats that are tastefully arranged. The rent is paid by the Institute for Wind Energy Systems in advance.

CONTACT PERSON

Foto von Michael Wentingmann Foto von Michael Wentingmann © Anastasia Schuster
M. Sc. Michael Wentingmann
Address
Appelstraße 9a
30167 Hannover
Building
Room
731
Foto von Michael Wentingmann Foto von Michael Wentingmann © Anastasia Schuster
M. Sc. Michael Wentingmann
Address
Appelstraße 9a
30167 Hannover
Building
Room
731

REGISTRATION

Students can register in the module "Rotor Blade Design for Wind Turbines" (RBD).