STRUCTURAL DESIGN AND TESTS OF A TRIAL GRP HULL

The structural design of a trial glass-fiber-reinforced-plastic (GRP) ship with an overall length of 38.49m is briefly described. Some of the results of the structural tests performed to design and evaluate the ship are also discussed. It is concluded that the structural scantlings of the prototype are chiefly determined by the local strength and flexural rigidity of the hull girder, and that the weakest link of the GRP structures is at the secondary bonding connections.

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  • Authors:
    • Lu, X S
    • Jin, X D
  • Publication Date: 1990

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  • Accession Number: 00660993
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Technical Information Facility
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 21 1994 12:00AM