This Report deals with the use of several materials other than steel which are or might become of importance in the construction of marine structures. Fibre-reinforced plastics materials are dealt with in a less comprehensive manner. The development of aluminum alloys is slow, and the current situation is described. For ship structures, titanium is a new material and some development of its application is foreseen. The use of copper and copper-nickel clad steels is closely evaluated from the viewpoint of anti-fouling and some detailed examples are quoted. The growth of interest in reinforced concrete as a shipbuilding material is given special attention, and an appendix dealing with its use in the U.S.S.R. shipbuilding industry is included.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Report of Committee III.2, August 23-26, 1976.
  • Corporate Authors:

    International Ship Structures Congress (Sixth)

    Boston, MA  United States 
  • Publication Date: 1976

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 67 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00157152
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Ship Research Association
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 4 1977 12:00AM