DURABILITY OF COMPOSITES IN A MARINE ENVIRONMENT
|Author(s)||Peter Davies, Yapa D. S. Rajapakse|
|D O W N L O A D|
Nowadays, composites are extensively used in various marine applications. The glass reinforced resins are in quite considerable use in boats, yachts and even some ships; however, as a rule, they are not too highly loaded. However, for several new fields like offshore energy there is a huge demand for the high load-bearing structures that shall survive extremely harsh environmental conditions for dozens of years.
That is where the high-performance composite materials are proposed. The present volume will provide a good technical overview of the methods of predicting the durability of marine structures made of the composite materials. The author has covered the modeling water diffusion, accelerated testing, damaged that is commonly induced by the water, in-service experience as well as the other aspects considered important.
This book gives the fundamental knowledge and shall therefore be considered essential reading for all people involved with composite construction materials in the marine and offshore industry, from the design and calculation stage up to the manufacture of the structures and their service exploitation. Note that most of the info contained in this volume is nearly unavailable elsewhere...
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