The feasibility of using urethane foam floats as replacements for conventional steel dredge pipe floats was investigated. Material and design requirements were determined, and two 1/8-scale models were fabricated. It was concluded that a full-scale model of a float of this design could be fabricated by personnel at a remote location with limited knowledge of materials and equipment for foaming operations but that only in-service testing of a prototype model fabricated in the field would indicate whether it would be able to satisfactorily withstand the severe conditions encountered in actual use.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Naval Civil Engineering Laboratory

    Port Hueneme, CA  United States 
  • Authors:
    • Drisko, R W
    • Drelicharz, J A
  • Publication Date: 1972-4

Media Info

  • Pagination: 19 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00035665
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NCEL-TN-1223 Final Rpt
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 27 1972 12:00AM