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Contributions to the Marine Use of Non‐Crimp Reinforcement By Means of Strength Tests

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It has been found that the use of non‐crimp reinforcements achieve acceptable levels of engineering parameters such as strength and stiffness when compared with other glass reinforced structures. Therefore, it is concluded that non‐crimp reinforcements are suitable materials for boatbuilding since they offer the advantage of production of lighter structures with less work. Tensile and flexural tests were conducted on orthophitalic polyester resin with hand – laid E glass stitched multilayer angle laminae with ten different thicknesses and with five different directions (0°, 30°, 45°, 60°, 90°). The assessment of the material was made in light of those experiments, and results are presented together with comparison of other reinforcement fibers (mat and woven roving). It is believed that the presented results are of direct use for designers.
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Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: October 1, 2004

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  • The Naval Engineers Journal is the peer-reviewed journal of the American Society of Naval Engineers (ASNE). ASNE is the leading professional engineering society for engineers, scientists and allied professionals who conceive, design, develop, test, construct, outfit, operate and maintain complex naval and maritime ships, submarines and aircraft and their associated systems and subsystems.
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