Marine aging of polymers and mechanical performance
Wednesday 28th August 2019
09h00-09h15. Introduction (Colloquium chairmen)
Session 1. Fibre reinforced polymers
Chairman: Prof. J. Summerscales (University of Plymouth, UK)
Simplified Methods to Obtain Long Term Properties of Composites in a wide range of Marine/Offshore Environments
Experimental Investigation on the effect of water ingress on the flexural and interlaminar properties of glass/vinyl-ester composite laminates for marine applications.
Nash et al. (IRE)
10h30-11h00 Coffee break
Investigation of the Effect of Water Ageing on Fracture Toughness of Novel Composite Materials.
Study of the hygro-elastic behavior of composite materials in presence of cracks: application to the durability of renewable marine energy structures.
Durability studies of biocomposites wthin the SeaBioComp project.
12h30-14h00 Buffet lunch
Session 2. Polymer foams
Chairman: Dr D. Melot (Total SA, France)
Syntactic Foam Buoyancy Materials for Subsea Service: Composition, Design, Applications, Testing and Challenges
Effect of ageing parameter coupling on the durability of syntactic foam.
The evolution of syntactic foam technology to meet increasingly diverse subsea applications and demands.
15h45 -16h15 Tea break
Ageing of Petroleum- and Biobased Polymers, from Nuclear Power Plants to Packaging Materials.
End of Day One
Thursday 29th August
Session 3. Polymers
Chairman: Prof. M. Hedenqvist (KTH Sweden)
Aging of epoxies: case of bonded assemblies
How do polymers degrade in Antarctica ?
Understanding degradation mechanisms of microplastics in environmental samples.
10h45-11h15 Coffee break
Characterization of water diffusion in the interphase of a bonded joint by fiber optic sensor based on Fresnel reflection.
NMR as a Versatile Tool in the Study of Polymer Aging.
Lifetime prediction of thermoplastic elastomers undergoing hydrolysis, based on chain scission kinetic model and structure-property relationships.
12h45-14h Buffet lunch
Session 4. Polymer fibres
Chairman: P. Davies (Ifremer)
Keynote: M. Vlasblom, DSM Dyneema Holland
HMPE fiber creep resistance: From perceived weakness to design parameter
Oxidative lifetime prediction of polypropylene geotextiles in an aqueous medium by using high pressure autoclave tests.
15h30-16h00 Tea break
Long term behavior of nylon fibres and ropes.
Fibre rope selection for offshore renewable energy: Current status and future needs.
Summary and general discussion on marine aging and coupling.
17h30 End of Day2.