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Composite Structures for Ocean Energy Applications

Date: October 15, 2013 at 20:18 GMT

Abstract: The outstanding properties of composite materials are well known in aerospace and industry. High specific strength and stiffness, corrosion resistance and excellent fatigue behaviour are basic reasons for the use of composite materials.

This paper gives a brief over view over composite structures, manufacturing techni-ques (especially lament winding) and design principles. The last part of the paper deals with the special properties of composites in the context of ocean energy applications.


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