Polymer Based Composites in Marine Use: History and Future Trends


10th International Conference on Marine Technology (MARTEC), Dhaka, Bangladesh, 9 - 10 December 2016, vol.194, pp.19-24 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 194
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.proeng.2017.08.111
  • City: Dhaka
  • Country: Bangladesh
  • Page Numbers: pp.19-24
  • Keywords: Polymer composites, Marine, HSE of polymer composites in marine use, JOINTS
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes


Usage of polymer based, fiber reinforced composites (FRP) offers several advantages for naval architects and boat builders to achieve effective and reliable structures. In this study, the short history of FRP boats, mainly in USA and Europe, is given. Future trends of FRP applications in marine industry in terms of materials, production methods and environmental issues are presented to the interest of naval architects and the potential research topics are also underlined briefly. (C) 2017 Published by Elsevier Ltd. This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/). Peer-review under responsibility of the organizing committee of the 10th International Conference on Marine Technology.