Accession Number:

AD0735113

Title:

Feasibility Study of Glass Reinforced Plastic Cargo Ship.

Descriptive Note:

Final technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

GIBBS AND COX INC NEW YORK

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1971-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

135.0

Abstract:

The technical and economic feasibility of constructing and operating a large glass reinforced plastic GRP cargo vessel or, using GRP for major structural components on a steel cargo ship, have been evaluated. Structure is feasible long-term durability, questionable. The design of a large GRP CARGO VESSEL USING A COMPOSITE UNIDIRECTIONAL-WOVEN ROVING LAMINATE IS PRESENTED AND COMPARED TO THE EQUIVALENT STEEL SHIP. Cost studies are included. Areas for further research are indicated. Author, modified-PL

Subject Categories:

  • Laminates and Composite Materials
  • Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE