Of fundamental importance when dimensioning the structural members of a GRP boat is the level of maximum allowable stress in the structure. In this article some of the factors influencing this stress level are discussed, these include material creep caused by long-duration loads and fatigue caused by cyclic varying loads. Further, the relative strength of hull plates subjected to accidental impacts and the degradation of the material caused by water penetration are discussed. Opinions regarding the risk for laminate defects and the consequences to the whole vessel of a collapse of the structural members considered, are presented.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Royal Norwegian Council for Scientific & Indus Res

    Radhusgaten 8, Sentrum
    Oslo,   Norway 
  • Authors:
    • Sandvik, P C
    • Pedersen, H P
  • Publication Date: 1974

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: p. 16-22
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00084630
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Royal Norwegian Council for Scientific & Indus Res
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 7 1975 12:00AM