Integrating Durability in Marine Composite Certification

  • Andreas T. Echtermeyer
Part of the Solid Mechanics and Its Applications book series (SMIA, volume 208)


A brief overview is given on how design standards are written. Static strength, fatigue, stress rupture, damage tolerance and the effect of the environment are addressed. Examples are given to show how durability is or can be addressed in design standards. Extensive testing is required today to certify long-term properties. Suggestions for research topics to reduce the test effort are discussed.


Pressure Vessel Design Standard Matrix Crack Stress Rupture Cyclic Fatigue 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)TrondheimNorway
  2. 2.Det Norske VeritasHøvikNorway

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