This article provides information on the potential applications of ?ber-reinforced polymer (FRP) composites for maritime craft and offshore drilling platforms. The key benefits gained from using FRP materials together with an examination of the drawbacks and major issues impeding the more widespread use of composites in marine structures are presented.
This article provides an overview of repair classification, characterization, and cycle. It discusses the sequence of steps in various repair methods that have undergone extensive development and rigorous testing for use on composite ship structures. The methods include gel coat, composite patch, scarf, step, and resin infusion repairs.