THE ADVANTAGES OF LIGHTWEIGHT DECKS IN SHIPBUILDING

Deck structures aboard ships are designed to be as lightweight as possible. Such factors as welding can cause deck steel or aluminum to buckle, however, and lightweight materials buckle more than heavier thicknesses. The use of leveling screeds to smoothen and level decks prior to the application of floor finishes is therefore widespread. Such leveling screeds must also be as light as possible, yet retain the needed properties of impermeability, mechanical resistance and elasticity. A leveling screed that meets these conditions and is composed of a synthetic material with an extremely low specific gravity is described. Produced by Bolidt Synthetic Products and Systems under the name BOLIDECK S, the system is claimed to give a 20% weight reduction in comparison with even the lightest possible deck construction currently available.

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  • Authors:
    • van der Sloot, R J
  • Publication Date: 1990

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  • Accession Number: 00661369
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Technical Information Facility
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 21 1994 12:00AM