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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.

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A.P. Mouritz, R.S. Trask, A.J. Russell, Ship Structure Repairs, Composites, Vol 21, ASM Handbook, Edited By Daniel B. Miracle, Steven L. Donaldson, ASM International, 2001, p 899–905,

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