Accession Number : ADA206508


Title :   The Causes of Boat Hull Blisters


Descriptive Note : Summary rept. Aug 1985-Aug 1986


Corporate Author : RHODE ISLAND UNIV KINGSTON DEPT OF CHEMICAL ENGINEERING


Personal Author(s) : Rockett, Thomas J ; Rose, Vincent


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a206508.pdf


Report Date : May 1987


Pagination or Media Count : 37


Abstract : This report is a highly-readable and condensed summary of the work undertaken to investigate the causes of blistering in fiberglass reinforced polyester composites, the structural material of many small boats, which are subject to blistering. The report is divided into the following sections: Introduction; How Blisters Form; the Hull Material; Manufacturing Processes; Water Diffusion in Hull Materials; Stresses in Hull Materials; Testing for Blister Resistance; Types of Blisters; Leaching of Substances from Hull Material; Long Term Effects of Water Up-Take. Keywords: Blisters, Boat fiberglass.


Descriptors :   *FIBERGLASS , *DAMAGE , *POLYESTER PLASTICS , *REINFORCING MATERIALS , STRESSES , WATER , RESISTANCE , BOATS , CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS , LEACHING , SHIP HULLS , DIFFUSION , COMPOSITE MATERIALS , MANUFACTURING , METHODOLOGY


Subject Categories : Marine Engineering
      Mechanics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE