Ferrocement, a composite material consisting of wire mesh or expanded metal, with or without reinforcing rods, in a matrix of cement mortar, has gained popularity as a boatbuilding material throughout the world because of its low cost, low maintenance, fire resistance, immunity to worm attack, and ease of both fabrication and repair. This article describes the design and fabrication techniques of a new high strength to weight ratio, ferrocement, high-speed planing hull boat. Performance requirements and results of testing are discussed, and as a result, the author believes that there is a much greater range of applications for ferrocement in the U.S. Navy than previously thought.

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    American Society of Naval Engineers

    Suite 507, 1012 14th Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20005
  • Authors:
    • Brauer, F E
  • Publication Date: 1973-10

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 93-107
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00054972
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Maritime Research Center, Kings Point
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 15 1974 12:00AM