Accession Number : ADA134577

Title :   Filament Winding of a Ship Hull. A Study of the Design of a 30 Ft. Filament Wound Model of a 150 Ft. GRP (Glass Reinforced Plastic) Ship.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : LOCKHEED MISSILES AND SPACE CO INC SUNNYVALE CA ADVANCED MARINE SYSTEMS

Personal Author(s) : Chappelear,Daniel N ; Aochi,Tak ; Milligan,Robert J

PDF Url : ADA134577

Report Date : Oct 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 203

Abstract : The filament winding of a ship hull 150 ft. long was studied to define the problems and possible solutions associated with this method of manufacturing a ship hull out of Glass Reinforced Plastic (GRP). Winding machine and mandrel concepts were reviewed, as well as structural requirements and possible materials. A design of a 1/5 scale (30 ft.) hull and mandrel was developed, and recommendations made as to tasks that would need to be undertaken to successfully build such a model, and eventually a ship.

Descriptors :   *Ship hulls, *Filament wound construction, *Glass reinforced plastics, Scale models, Fabrication, Construction equipment, Construction materials, Structural properties, Systems engineering

Subject Categories : Construction Equipment, Materials & Supplies
      Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE