Non-metallic materials-laminated plastics, extrusions, moldings, structural plastics, singleskin and sandwich structures and especially glass reinforced plastics are finding increasing use, and consideration for further use in the field of marine engineering. In this paper, examples are given of non-metallic materials and items which have already been fabricated and service tested. Areas for improvement and solutions for problems encountered in these items are proposed, as well as suggestions for new applications aboard ship. Properties and costs of plastics are discussed.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • A Kings Point Scholars Series Report.
  • Corporate Authors:

    National Maritime Research Center, Kings Point

    United States Merchant Marine Academy
    Kings Point, NY  United States  11024
  • Authors:
    • Crisante, J B
  • Publication Date: 1974-10

Media Info

  • Pagination: 109 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00098222
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NMRC-KP-107 Final Rpt.
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 29 1975 12:00AM