Accession Number:

ADA206508

Title:

The Causes of Boat Hull Blisters

Descriptive Note:

Summary rept. Aug 1985-Aug 1986

Corporate Author:

RHODE ISLAND UNIV KINGSTON DEPT OF CHEMICAL ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1987-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

37.0

Abstract:

This report is a highly-readable and condensed summary of the work undertaken to investigate the causes of blistering in fiberglass reinforced polyester composites, the structural material of many small boats, which are subject to blistering. The report is divided into the following sections Introduction How Blisters Form the Hull Material Manufacturing Processes Water Diffusion in Hull Materials Stresses in Hull Materials Testing for Blister Resistance Types of Blisters Leaching of Substances from Hull Material Long Term Effects of Water Up-Take. Keywords Blisters, Boat fiberglass.

Subject Categories:

  • Marine Engineering
  • Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE