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This work investigated the feasibility of the use of a novel infusible thermoplastic resin (Elium 150 from Arkema) for composite laminate manufacture by resin infusion methods and possible application in the shipbuilding sector. We compared the properties of Elium glass-fibre laminates [...]

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In this work, we conducted an extensive comparative study of the water absorption behavior and retention of mechanical properties of a group of GRP composite laminates manufactured with a range of infusible thermosetting and thermoplastics resins. All laminates were manufactured [...]

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The study of the damage area extension in laminates made of composite materials that have been subjected to impacts, is a fundamental aspect in the evaluation of the residual properties of this type of materials. In the case of woven E-glass fibre/polyester laminates, the study [...]

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Aircraft structural components made of composite materials are susceptible of being damaged during their service life. The high level of integration and large size of these structural components may make very difficult the replacement of damaged parts; thus, repair damaged components [...]