Experiments with Fiberoptic Smart Skin Sensors Applied to Marine Vehicles
Advanced composite materials are currently finding an increased use in marine vehicle construction. The introduction of new materials reduces hull weight, and is especially attractive for fast vehicles. By the introduction of new materials a need arises to design a cost effective construction which can withstand expected environmental stresses under operation with an optimum use of material for reinforcement. Furthermore, it is desired to monitor the long term integrity of the new materials when subjected to sea loads under operation. Data collected on these composite materials are still rather limited.
KeywordsStrain Gauge Drop Test Impulse Wave Advance Composite Material Marine Vehicle
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