Accession Number:

AD0679678

Title:

REINFORCED PLASTIC LANDING FLOAT AND BROW-DESIGN, FABRICATION, AND INSTALLATION.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL CIVIL ENGINEERING LAB PORT HUENEME CALIF

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1968-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

30.0

Abstract:

A promising new fiberglass reinforced plastic landing float and companion brow have been designed, built, and installed, and are now undergoing in-service tests at the Fleet Landing, Naval Station, San Diego, California. The float, which measures 60 by 14 feet in plan, and the brow are built with a unique glass-wrapped, polyurethane-foam-core planking material. The resultant float is light 26,000 pounds, strong, and unsinkable. The float will undergo tests for 3 years for the purpose of proving its increased cost-effectiveness over conventional steel, wood, and concrete floats. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Laminates and Composite Materials
  • Plastics
  • Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE