+353-1-416-8900REST OF WORLD
+44-20-3973-8888REST OF WORLD
1-917-300-0470EAST COAST U.S
1-800-526-8630U.S. (TOLL FREE)

Marine Composites. Design and Performance. Woodhead Publishing Series in Composites Science and Engineering

  • Book
  • August 2018
  • Elsevier Science and Technology
  • ID: 4482879

Marine Composites: Design and Performance presents up-to-date information and recent research findings on the application and use of advanced fibre-reinforced composites in the marine environment. Following the success of their previously published title: Marine Applications of Advanced Fibre-reinforced Composites which was published in 2015; this exemplary new book provides comprehensive information on materials selection, characterization, and performance. There are also dedicated sections on sandwich structures, manufacture, advanced concepts, naval architecture and design considerations, and various applications.

The book will be an essential reference resource for designers, materials engineers, manufactures, marine scientists, mechanical engineers, civil engineers, coastal engineers, boat manufacturers, offshore platform and marine renewable design engineers.

Please Note: This is an On Demand product, delivery may take up to 11 working days after payment has been received.

Table of Contents

1. Materials selection for marine composites 2. Thermoplastic matrix composites 3. Experimental and theoretical damage assessment in advanced marine composites 4. Durability Testing and Evaluation of Marine Composites 5. Fire performance 6. Effective Use of Composite Marine Structures: Reducing Weight and Acquisition Cost 7. Core materials for marine sandwich structures 8. Infusion of large marine structures 9. Smart composite propeller for marine applications 10. Structural composite for naval constructions 11. Offshore wind turbines 12. Marine renewable energy (wave and tidal power) 13. Propulsion and propellers 14. Offloading marine hoses: computational and experimental analyses 15. Large Yacht Masts 16. Composite materials for mooring applications: Manufacturing, material characterization and design


Richard Pemberton Lecturer, Mechanical and Marine Engineering Design, Plymouth University, UK. Richard is a Lecturer in Mechanical and Marine Engineering Design at Plymouth University. He was previously a designer of high performance racing yachts, including vessels for the America's Cup and Volvo Ocean Race. He has been a consultant on a diverse range of projects from hovercraft performance to ice loading of wind turbines. He is a Chartered Engineer with the Royal Institution of Naval Architects. John Summerscales School of Engineering, University of Plymouth, Plymouth, UK. John Summerscales is Senior Lecturer in the School of Manufacturing, materials and Mechanical Engineering at the University of Plymouth, UK and a key staff member of the Advanced Composites Manufacturing Centre. He is a Fellow of both the Institute of Materials and the British Institute of Non-Destructive Testing and a Professional Member of the Society for the Advancement of Materials and Process Engineering. Jasper Graham-Jones Associate Professor, Mechanical and Marine Engineering, University of Plymouth, UK. Jasper is an Associate Professor in Mechanical & Marine Engineering at the University of Plymouth. He lectures in Marine Craft Drawing and Design; Marine Structures and systems; and Small Craft Surveying. Over the last 15years, he has been involved in numerous composite and materials consultancies, students research projects, and Knowledge Transfer Partnerships. He was UK lead in a FP5 Composite Network project, and has been an FP7 Marine Engineering Evaluator. He is a member of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining.