SANDWICH CONSTRUCTION IN GLASS REINFORCED PLASTICS. PART II. FURTHER BEAM TESTS
The report describes the continuation of an investigation into the use of sandwich construction in glass reinforced plastics (GRP) for load bearing ship structures. For these applications, the primary interest is in comparatively cheap woven cloth or woven rovings for the skins, with a variety of lightweight materials for the core. The relevant stiffness and strength characteristics of various sandwich constructions were examined by means of tests applying lateral loads to beams manufactured to typify the various sandwich constructions considered for this purpose. The constructions used 'Plasticell' and BAP 'flomat' box cores. The investigation was carried out with regard to static loading only, and effects due to fatigue, shock and high temperatures were not considered.
Naval Construction Research EstablishmentDunfermline, ZZ Scotland
- Publication Date: 1971-4
- Pagination: 32 p.
- TRT Terms: Beams; Composite materials; Glass fiber reinforced plastics; Load limits; Ship structural components
- Uncontrolled Terms: Load carrying capacity
- Old TRIS Terms: Beams (Structural)
- Subject Areas: Marine Transportation; Materials;
- Accession Number: 00041467
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: NSTIC-30014
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Mar 2 1973 12:00AM