Ship Structure Repairs
It is recommended that repairs be made whenever damage consists of delamination cracks or broken fibers. This article provides an overview of the repair classification, characterization, and cycle of the composite ship structure. The methods outlined in this article, which covers gel coat repairs, patching, scarfing, and step repairs, have undergone extensive development and rigorous testing for use on composite ship structures. Resin infusion repair, which is a relatively new method for repairing marine composites, is also described.
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, https://doi.org/10.31399/asm.hb.v21.a0003454
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