Presentation held at the second public workshop of the FIBRESHIP project, held at La Ciotat, France, on 25th of June 2019.
The second public workshop of the FIBRESHIP project offered to the participants a chance to discuss the different composite materials solutions for shipbuilding as well as learn more about the latest technological advances of FIBRESHIP Project related to design, construction and operation of ships integrally built in composite materials. FIBRESHIP Consortium is looking for a niche in the future shipping market through promoting changes in the regulatory framework of IMO and generating guidelines and methodologies for designing, building and operating large-length vessels, laying the foundations of a new market based on composites technology in shipbuilding and shipping.
This presentation shows interesting results about the mechanical behaviour of sandwich structures under cyclic fatigue stresses. To address this study, a wide variety of experimental tests as per example digital image correlation or tomography analysis were carried out to investigate the failure modes of these materials. Moreover, the fire behaviour of these sandwich structures is investigated using advanced simulation tools based on finite element analysis.