Location

La Jolla, CA

Start Date

1-1-1991 12:00 AM

Description

There is an increasing interest in the use of thick (more than 25 mm) polymer-matrix composite materials in marine structures. At the present time, the U.S. Navy is employing state-of-the-art polymer-matrix composite materials in the construction of submarine bow domes and is interested in the use of more-advanced materials in submarine pressure hulls and specialized sonar transducers. Concurrently, there appears to be considerable interest in the commercial sector, particularly in off-shore construction, where polymer-matrix composites are used in buoyancy materials, ropes and risers.

Book Title

Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation

Volume

10B

Chapter

Chapter 6: Engineered Materials

Section

"Thick" Composites

Pages

1599-1606

DOI

10.1007/978-1-4615-3742-7_60

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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NDE Requirements for Thick Marine Composites

La Jolla, CA

There is an increasing interest in the use of thick (more than 25 mm) polymer-matrix composite materials in marine structures. At the present time, the U.S. Navy is employing state-of-the-art polymer-matrix composite materials in the construction of submarine bow domes and is interested in the use of more-advanced materials in submarine pressure hulls and specialized sonar transducers. Concurrently, there appears to be considerable interest in the commercial sector, particularly in off-shore construction, where polymer-matrix composites are used in buoyancy materials, ropes and risers.