Fatigue crack propagation in underwater carbon fiber reinforced polymer (CFRP)-retrofitted steel panels
Steel structures, such as hydraulic structures and ships operate in harsh wet and corrosive environments and can suffer significant deterioration. The deterioration typically manifest itself in the form of corrosion, fatigue cracking, or a combination of both. While these corrosions or cracks are typically viewed as nuisance, if left unrepaid, they can threaten the integrity of the structure. Repairing these fatigue using the conventional repair methods can be proven to not only be time consuming but also ineffective. Recent advances on the use of CFRP to retrofit structures has shown to be a ...
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