Use of Fiber Reinforced Plastics in the Marine Industry
SHIP STRUCTURE COMMITTEE WASHINGTON DC
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The use of fiberglass Reinforced Plastic FRP has increased recently in marine structures with a minimum of engineering analysis and design evolution. Although fiberglass has been used for many years in small recreational and high-performance boats, a range of new composite materials are now being utilized for various applications. The objective of this document is to examine the use of FRP and other composite materials in marine construction determine important considerations in past design review developments in related industries predict areas for future marine applications and recommend future research needs.
- Laminates and Composite Materials
- Marine Engineering