Polymers for Antifouling Drag-Reducing Coating Systems. Part I.
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DAVID W TAYLOR NAVAL SHIP RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER ANNAPOLIS MD MATERIALS DEPT
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Over 50 polymeric compounds were synthesized for eventual incorporation into antifouling drag-reducing coating systems for Navy ship hulls. These materials included hydrophilic polymers and copolymers, hydrophobic polymers, and other miscellaneous polymers. Antifouling tests of all these polymers are presently underway in Miami, Florida. Preliminary drag tests were conducted on existing test equipment but were inconclusive and are not reported, because the random error of the apparatus exceeds 5 which is greater than the improvement in drag reduction expected by the use of the coating system.
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