Accession Number : ADA206509


Title :   The Causes of Blistering in Boat Building Materials


Descriptive Note : Final rept. Aug 1985-Aug 1986


Corporate Author : RHODE ISLAND UNIV KINGSTON DEPT OF CHEMICAL ENGINEERING


Personal Author(s) : Rockett, Thomas J ; Rose, Vincent ; Florio, John ; Choiniere, Alan R ; Trottier, C Michael


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a206509.pdf


Report Date : Aug 1986


Pagination or Media Count : 86


Abstract : The highly technical document details the experimentation and research undertaken to more clearly define the nature and causes of osmotic blisters which develop in fiberglass reinforced plastics used in the construction of boats. The document is divided into the following topics: Introduction; Hull Material; Water Diffusion; Nucleation of Blisters; Blister Growth; Long Term Deterioration; Experimental Results: Blister Resistance; Net Weight Change Experiments; Permeability; Exotherm Experiment; Air Inhibition Studies; Stress Measurement Experiments; Trace Metal Analysis; Discussion. Keywords: Blisters, Boat fiberglass, Building materials.


Descriptors :   *FIBERGLASS , *BOATS , *CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS , *REINFORCED PLASTICS , STRESSES , METALS , AIR , GROWTH(GENERAL) , CONSTRUCTION , WEIGHT , DETERIORATION , TRACER STUDIES , NETS , EXOTHERMIC REACTIONS , INHIBITION , DIFFUSION , DOCUMENTS , RESISTANCE , WATER , PERMEABILITY , MEASUREMENT


Subject Categories : Marine Engineering
      Mechanics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE