Accession Number:

ADA454935

Title:

The National Shipbuilding Research Program, 1990 Ship Production Symposium, Paper No. 6A-1: What Can Adhesives Offer to Shipbuilding?

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

GLASGOW MARINE TECHNOLOGY CENTRE (UNITED KINGDOM)

Report Date:

1990-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

22.0

Abstract:

This paper presents an overview of recent research into the feasibility and advantages of using toughened structural adhesives to replace some conventional welding for primary structures in the shipbuilding and associated marine industries. The concept is explored through its application to the stiffenerplate connections of thin plated grillage structures where a number of advantages can be identified. These include the potential for elimination of thermal distortion and residual stress with little cost or weight penalty. Data is becoming available on such longer term problems as durability in the marine environment, high temperature performance including creep, fatigue and impact resistance. Research is continuing to improve understanding and increase confidence in application to large scale structures. The paper concludes that the benefits to be gained from using adhesives to achieve novel structural configurations, possibly involving dissimilar materials, will provide continuing impetus to research and development in this area.

Subject Categories:

  • Adhesives, Seals and Binders
  • Fabrication Metallurgy
  • Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE