Published Online: 20 JUL 2012
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Wiley Encyclopedia of Composites
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Davies, P. 2012. Marine Composites. Wiley Encyclopedia of Composites. 1–10.
- Published Online: 20 JUL 2012
Composite materials are widely used in marine applications. This article first introduces the marine environment. Then the most common marine materials are described, both laminates and sandwich materials, and examples are given for different surface and underwater vessels. Composites used in other marine structures are then discussed, and the article ends with a short discussion of durability.
- racing yacht;
- military vessel;
- marine energy