Composite materials used in RME structures are submitted to harsh environments leading to a possible moisture diffusion process. This aging may involve relevant internal mechanical states coupled to a significant drop of the mechanical properties and thus may damage the material and the structure.

“This work was carried out within the framework of the WEAMEC, West Atlantic Marine Energy Community, and with funding from the CARENE”

See FIRMAIN project – Impact of hygroscopic aging on crack propagation submitted to uncertainties in composites materials