A Review Assessment of Fiber-Reinforced Polymers for Maritime Applications

Authors

  • Silas Oseme Okuma Department of Mechanical Engineering, Nigeria Maritime University, Okerenkoko, Delta State, NIGERIA
  • Martins Obaseki Department of Mechanical Engineering, Nigeria Maritime University, Okerenkoko, Delta State, NIGERIA
  • Dickson Okiemute Ofuyekpone Department of Materials and Metallurgical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Delta State University of Science and Technology, Ozoro, Delta State, NIGERIA
  • Odili Endurance Ashibudike Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Delta, Agbor, Delta State,NIGERIA

Keywords:

Marine, fiber-reinforced polymer, light weight, epoxy, shipbuilding

Abstract

Composite materials, comprised of fiber-reinforced polymer, offer a high strength-to-weight ratio, making them excellent for the building of complex, lightweight structures in a variety of industries, including the marine sector. There is an improvement in fuel efficiency and cost-effectiveness in general marine component developments as a result of the lightweight and flexible design characteristics. Fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) composites are often used to construct boats, ships, and other marine compounds, such as the hull, column beams, piling structures, and other internal ship components, since they meet the aforementioned characteristics. In terms of durability, rigidity, and corrosion resistance, these FRPs may readily replace conventional metal counterparts.So,this review gives an overview of FRP Composites usage in marine industries for various potential application.Fiber-reinforced polymer composites offer a significant advantage in strength and weight when compared to conventional materials. Costs are declining and production times are slowly decreasing for maritime components because of their less weight and greater adaptability.

 

Author Biographies

Martins Obaseki, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Nigeria Maritime University, Okerenkoko, Delta State, NIGERIA

 

 

Dickson Okiemute Ofuyekpone, Department of Materials and Metallurgical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Delta State University of Science and Technology, Ozoro, Delta State, NIGERIA

 

 

Odili Endurance Ashibudike, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Delta, Agbor, Delta State,NIGERIA

 

 

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Published

21-06-2023

How to Cite

Okuma, S. O. ., Obaseki, M., Ofuyekpone, D. O., & Ashibudike, O. E. . (2023). A Review Assessment of Fiber-Reinforced Polymers for Maritime Applications. Journal of Advanced Industrial Technology and Application, 4(1), 17–28. Retrieved from https://penerbit.uthm.edu.my/ojs/index.php/jaita/article/view/14294

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