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Bow structure damage analysis for hybrid coir-glass fiber composite fishing boat hull subjected to front collision load

  • Aulia Windyandari , Ojo Kurdi EMAIL logo , Sulardjaka and Mohammad Tauviqirrahman


Hybridization of natural and synthetic fibers has the ability to improve composite performance. It means that the combination of natural fibers such as coir, jute, bamboo, and sisal with synthetic or glass fiber can broaden the role of the composite material, especially for structural application. This study developed a finite element simulation to investigate the damage to the bow structure of the fishing boat hull, which was produced using hybrid coir-glass fiber composite (HCGFRP) material subjected to front collision load. The experimental measurement was conducted to determine the mechanical properties of four hybrid composite laminates defined based on the differences in their layers number, fiber types, and orientation angle. Moreover, a numerical simulation model was applied to the traditional fishing boat colliding with fishery harbor quay, and the scenario was defined by varying the boat speed and the types of laminates adopted on the hull structure. The results showed the damage level for the bow structure of the HCGFRP boat due to the collision accidents, while the numerical findings are expected to be used as the basic knowledge in applying the hybrid coir-glass fiber laminates composite as an alternative hull construction material.


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Received: 2022-01-04
Accepted: 2022-03-12
Published Online: 2022-04-13

© 2022 Aulia Windyandari et al., published by De Gruyter

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