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Long Fiber Pp-glass Composites For The Design And Manufacturing Of A Recyclable Sail Boat

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/MT030051

Volume

68

Pages

10

Published

2003

Size

742.42 kb

Author(s)

F. Felline, P. Conte, R. Rametta, A. Migali, O. Manni, L. Barone & A. Maffezzoli

Abstract

Long fiber pp-glass composites for the design and manufacturing of a recyclable sail boat F. el line', P. ~onte', R. ~arnettal, A. ~ i ~ a l i ~ , 0. Mannil, L. ~arone' & A. Maffezzoli3 '~onsorzio CETM - Department of Materials and Structural Engineering, Brindis, Italy 2~epartment of Naval Engineering - Universith "Federico 11 Napoli, Italy 3 Department of Innovation Engineering - Universita di Lecce - Lecce, Italy Abstract In this work the design and the manufacturing, of a recyclable sailboat with thermoplastic long fiber PP-glass composites, processed by vacuum bagging technology, is presented. An experimental study has been performed in order to optimise the vacuum bagging process conditions. The design of the boat has been performed taking in account the peculiarity of the constraints imposed from process and material. In order to join structural parts of the hull and deck of the boat, a resistance welding technique and fastening joining have been applied and investigated. 1 Introduct

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