Composite boat hulls with bamboo natural fibres

Corradi, Sandro, Isidori, Tatiana, Corradi, Marco, Soleri, Fabio and Olivari, Luca (2009) Composite boat hulls with bamboo natural fibres. International Journal of Materials and Product Technology, 36 (1-4). pp. 73-89. ISSN 0268-1900

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Bamboo laminates are made from bamboo strips milled out from bamboo wall core. In the present study, the overall mechanical characteristics of bamboo fibres reinforced composites and sandwich for general marine applications were analysed. An accurate analysis of processing possibilities and chemical-physical characterisation has been conducted, evaluating the relationship between composites performances, processing characteristics and environmental ageing. As applications, an hull panel and a spinnaker pole have been realised and respectively tested for impact and for axial compression load: successively a complete 6 meters boat hull has been realised in order to analyse critical lamination points and the effectiveness of vacuum bagging.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Natural fibres, bamboo fibres, nautical applications, absorption tests, accelerate ageing tests, spinnaker pole, boat hulls, fibre reinforced composites, marine applications, impact testing, axial compression load
Subjects: H100 General Engineering
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Mechanical and Construction Engineering
Depositing User: Becky Skoyles
Date Deposited: 04 Aug 2014 10:02
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2019 00:25

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