Accession Number : ADA270308

Title :   The Use of Composites in Naval Structures,

Corporate Author : MATERIALS RESEARCH LABS ASCOT VALE (AUSTRALIA)

Personal Author(s) : Gellert, E. P. ; Turley, D. M. ; Challis, K. E. ; Grabovac, I.

Report Date : 1992

Pagination or Media Count : 20

Abstract : Composite materials in the form of glass-fibre reinforced plastic (GRP) and GRP/foam sandwich are being increasingly applied to naval vessel construction. Candidate materials will respond differently to elevated temperatures, moist environments and fires. Some of the effects are described here. The bolted jointing of GRP to steel has been assessed.

Descriptors :   *COMPOSITE MATERIALS, *NAVAL VESSELS, *STRUCTURES, *GLASS REINFORCED PLASTICS, *FOAM, CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS, TEMPERATURE, MOISTURE, FIRES, JOINTS, MINE COUNTERMEASURES, MAGNETIC SIGNATURES, THERMAL PROPERTIES, FLEXURAL PROPERTIES.

Subject Categories : Laminates and Composite Materials
      Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE