Solid Mechanics and Its Applications

Durability of Composites in a Marine Environment

Editors: Davies, Peter, Rajapakse, Yapa D.S. (Eds.)

  • Provides an up to date overview of the durability of marine composites
  • Includes developments of new renewable marine energy applications
  • Presents results on the in-service experience of different navies
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Composites are widely used in marine applications. There is considerable experience of glass reinforced resins in boats and ships but these are usually not highly loaded. However, for new areas such as offshore and ocean energy there is a need for highly loaded structures to survive harsh conditions for 20 years or more. High performance composites are therefore being proposed. This book provides an overview of the state of the art in predicting the long term durability of composite marine structures. The following points are covered:

•       Modelling water diffusion

•       Damage induced by water

•       Accelerated testing

•       Including durability in design

•       In-service experience.

This is essential reading for all those involved with composites in the marine industry, from initial design and calculation through to manufacture and service exploitation. It also provides information unavailable elsewhere on the mechanisms involved in degradation and how to take account of them. Ensuring long term durability is not only necessary for safety reasons, but will also determine the economic viability of future marine structures.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Durability of Composites in the Marine Environment

    Summerscales, John

    Pages 1-13

  • Water Sorption Thermodynamics in Polymer Matrices

    Musto, Pellegrino (et al.)

    Pages 15-45

  • Humid Ageing of Organic Matrix Composites

    Colin, X. (et al.)

    Pages 47-114

  • Water–Mechanical Property Coupling

    Jacquemin, F. (et al.)

    Pages 115-128

  • Effect of Sea Water on Polymeric Marine Composites

    Siriruk, Akawut (et al.)

    Pages 129-142

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eBook $139.00
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Hardcover $179.00
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $179.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Durability of Composites in a Marine Environment
Editors
  • Peter Davies
  • Yapa D.S. Rajapakse
Series Title
Solid Mechanics and Its Applications
Series Volume
208
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-7417-9
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-7417-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-7416-2
Softcover ISBN
978-94-017-7976-0
Series ISSN
0925-0042
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 261
Number of Illustrations and Tables
46 b/w illustrations, 93 illustrations in colour
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