Welding Research for Shipbuilding: SP-7 Panel Program From 1972 to 1992
EXECUTIVE CONTROL BOARD OF THE NATIONAL SHIPBUILDING PROGRAM CHARLESTON SC
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SP-7 is the Welding RD panel of the National Shipbuilding Research Program NSRP and is a panel of the Ship Production Committee of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers. It is chartered to perform research and development tasks for the advancement of shipbuilding technology and methodology . Its goal is to develop and implement materials and processes which will result in the improvement of the competitive position of U.S. shipbuilding in the world marketplace. A copy of the charter and statement of objectives of SP-7 is given in the Appendix. The primary purpose of this report is to provide current and future members of SP-7 with a comprehensive overview of major SP-7 projects and activities. Over 40 evaluations of technology and projects relating to welding and have been performed under SP-7. Prior to showing a complete listing of the projects since 1973, a brief description will be given of the structure and functions of the National Shipbuilding Research Program.
- Fabrication Metallurgy
- Marine Engineering