Accession Number : AD0787123

Title :   Test of Four 16 Foot Plastic Dinghies,

Corporate Author : COAST GUARD BALTIMORE MD FIELD TESTING AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER

Personal Author(s) : Ciccolella,Joseph A.

Report Date : 24 JAN 1957

Pagination or Media Count : 26

Abstract : Several design changes were made on the 16 foot plastic dinghy as a means of reducing the weight, strengthening the thwart to hull attachment and reducing the cost of the boats. Various tests were made to evaluate these changes. The procedure was to measure keel and gunwale deflections on three boats by adding weights in fifty pound increments up to 500 pounds. To evaluate effectiveness of gunwale and thwart attachment drop tests were conducted on four boats and impact tests on two boats.

Descriptors :   *Plastic boats, *Field tests, Modification, Strength(Mechanics), Weight reduction, Test methods, Loads(Forces), Drop tests, Impact tests, Deflection, Costs

Subject Categories : Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE