For the land and sea transportation of freight, low cost, cargo protection and ruggedness, are primary factors in the selection of materials. However, light weight is also becoming of importance for road vehicles due to the need to reduce power requirements and for ships where containers are frequently stacked at four, five, or more levels above the deck. In these container types, GRP facings are frequently used for sandwich panels in which plywood and structural foams are used as cores. The foams are, in some sophisticated designs, reinforced using vertical or truss webs of GRP. Cost considerations are included.

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  • Pagination: p. 136-137

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  • Accession Number: 00072611
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 31 1974 12:00AM