Urethane Foam Floats for Dredge Pipe.
Final rept. Jan-Jul 71,
NAVAL CIVIL ENGINEERING LAB PORT HUENEME CALIF
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The feasibility of using urethane foam floats as replacements for conventional steel dredge pipe floats was investigated. Material and design requirements were determined, and two 18-scale models were fabricated. It was concluded that a full- scale model of a float of this design could be fabricated by personnel at a remote location with limited knowledge of materials and equipment for foaming operations but that only in-service testing of a prototype model fabricated in the field would indicate whether it would be able to satisfactorily withstand the severe conditions encountered in actual use. Author-PL
- Marine Engineering