Smart composites for the marine industry

Lorna Everall, Damon Roberts

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3 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

With the fusion of composites and fiber-optic technologies, the possibility of truly smart structures is now being realized. Embedding smart fiber optic cables within a composite material allows the instantaneous monitoring of structural loads in real time. This ultimately leads to intelligent structures capable of reporting unusual loads or fatigue load data for further analysis. The technology is already proven within the maritime environment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)406-408
Number of pages3
JournalMaterials World
Volume7
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1999
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Metals and Alloys

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