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    Read more about New digital design trial on a composite hydrogen pressure vessel five times faster

    New digital design trial on a composite hydrogen pressure vessel five times faster

    05 May 2022
    The NCC has successfully completed a proof-of-concept project that demonstrates the transformative impact of digital tools on the design process for the complex engineering industry.  The application of Multi-Disciplinary Optimisation (MDO) techniques to a composite hydrogen pressure vessel has resulted in identifying an optimum design five times faster than a traditional, sequential approach.
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    Read more about Viable routes to recycling wind turbine blades found in NCC’s sustainable wind research programme

    Viable routes to recycling wind turbine blades found in NCC’s sustainable wind research programme

    04 May 2022
    The NCC, in partnership with the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult, launched the SusWIND programme to drive the future sustainability of composite wind turbine components. In its first annual review, the NCC has published the key findings of the programme and sets out ambitious plans to tackle the main challenges of legacy and future blades.
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    Read more about UK team successfully recycles reclaimed continuous carbon fibres from composite pressure tanks

    UK team successfully recycles reclaimed continuous carbon fibres from composite pressure tanks

    03 May 2022
    NCC engineers, along with British SME partners B&M Longworth Ltd and Cygnet Texkimp, have successfully reclaimed continuous carbon fibres from a whole pressure vessel and re-used them to manufacture a new pressure vessel. This is the first time this process has been achieved in the UK and represents a significant milestone in the development of Britain’s hydrogen capability.

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