Review of composite materials applications in marine industry

  • Adrian Caramatescu “Dunarea de Jos” University of Galati
  • Costel Iulian Mocanu “Dunarea de Jos” University of Galati
Keywords: composite materials, planing hull, sandwich structures, FEA.


As in many industrial domains, applications of composite materials show a constant growth in the marine industry. The possibility to create a specific combination of materials and engineering proves that they work together better than any of them independently, thus generating a wide range of applications that challenge the naval architects of today. The paper presents a brief review of the development of this class of materials and their advantages for the shipbuilding and boatbuilding industry.


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How to Cite
Caramatescu A, Mocanu CI. Review of composite materials applications in marine industry. Annals of ”Dunarea de Jos” University of Galati. Fascicle XI Shipbuilding [Internet]. 26Nov.2019 [cited 8Aug.2020];42:169-74. Available from:

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