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The Effect of Manufacturing Parameters and Environmental Factors on Mechanical Properties of Carbon Fiber/Epoxy Composites

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  02 August 2018


C. F. Hsu
Affiliation:
Department of Power Mechanical EngineeringNational Tsing Hua UniversityHsinchu, Taiwan
H. Y. Tsai
Affiliation:
Department of Power Mechanical EngineeringNational Tsing Hua UniversityHsinchu, Taiwan
T. H. Chen
Affiliation:
Department of Power Mechanical EngineeringNational Tsing Hua UniversityHsinchu, Taiwan
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Abstract

In the recent years, the development of wind turbines has been so hectic in Taiwan. The design of the turbine blades directly impacts power effectiveness. In this study, the effects of manufacturing parameters and environmental factors on the mechanical properties of carbon fiber/epoxy composites that are used in turbine blades are discussed. Parameters of the manufacturing process affect the mechanical properties. Carbon composites made by a different numbers of layers are tested on various aspects of performance such as mechanical strength and corrosion resistance.


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Copyright © The Society of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics 2018 

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