Filament Winding of a Ship Hull. A Study of the Design of a 30 Ft. Filament Wound Model of a 150 Ft. GRP (Glass Reinforced Plastic) Ship.
LOCKHEED MISSILES AND SPACE CO INC SUNNYVALE CA ADVANCED MARINE SYSTEMS
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The filament winding of a ship hull 150 ft. long was studied to define the problems and possible solutions associated with this method of manufacturing a ship hull out of Glass Reinforced Plastic GRP. Winding machine and mandrel concepts were reviewed, as well as structural requirements and possible materials. A design of a 15 scale 30 ft. hull and mandrel was developed, and recommendations made as to tasks that would need to be undertaken to successfully build such a model, and eventually a ship.
- Construction Equipment, Materials and Supplies
- Marine Engineering