RealTide Deliverables: D5.2 Report on Novel materials for blade design

This document presents results from an investigation performed at IFREMER to evaluate the durability of alternative composite materials for tidal turbine blades. The report consists of two parts; the first examines the mechanical properties of four novel composite combinations (carbon/PA6, carbon/green epoxy, glass/PP and flax/acrylic) and compares them to those of traditional carbon and glass/epoxy composites. The second part examines the influence of seawater immersion on properties under quasi-static and cyclic loading.

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