Strength Bond Offshore
Assessing the strength of bonded repairs
For ships and offshore units with a steel structure, corrosion is a constant threat and maintenance an ongoing challenge, characterized by a long, costly repair process. One solution being developed is bonding a composite reinforcement patch to damaged structures, which stands to limit costs, optimize maintenance and improve asset design.
Strength Bond Offshore is a joint industry project (JIP) with two objectives. The first is to study the strength prediction and fatigue of composite repairs for corroded steel plates, with a focus on identifying the best methodology and numerical tools for performing strength prediction. The second is to gather data on typical composite repairs and improve the knowledge of all consortium partners.