Accession Number:

ADA199882

Title:

Testing and Evaluation of SURLYN Foam and SPECTRA Fiber Ropes for Buoy Systems Applications

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

WOODS HOLE OCEANOGRAPHIC INSTITUTION MA

Report Date:

1988-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

44.0

Abstract:

Softlite foam offers many advantages as buoyancy material for surface buoys because of the foams following characteristics Low weightvolume ratio Tough material which is resistant to the marine environment No painting needed since pigment is melted into the plastic during the manufacturing process. The test results indicated that more factors besides density must be taken into consideration when choosing that right foam for a specific application. In the case of a surface buoy, some very important parameters are Surface area to volume ratio Number of concentrical layers of foam wound up to form the main body Outer skin conditions.

Subject Categories:

  • Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE