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LARGE SHIPS OF GLASS REINFORCED PLASTICS

Brief report on building and launching of midship section of a ship which would have a displacement of 600 tons and length of 160 ft. Fully mechanized lay-up techniques are developed and applied. The hull consisted of a sandwich contruction in order to achieve the required stiffness. Two skins of GRP surrounded a closed cell core. The mold tools for the hull section, the decks and bulkheads were made and lay-up began in a shed at a yard. The required laminate thickness and coverage was progressively built up. The bulk-heads and decks, prefabricated on panel tools were positioned in the hull and the joints laid up. The hull mold was removed and the ship launched in 1967. Economic considerations.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Iliffe Science and Technology Publications Limited

    32 High Street
    Guildford, Surrey,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1969-9

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 52-53
  • Serial:
    • Composites
    • Volume: 1
    • Issue Number: B1
    • Publisher: Iliffe Science and Technology Publications Limited

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00005566
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 30 1970 12:00AM