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    Volume 1, Issue 1 (October 1978)

    Evaluating a Hybrid Composite/Steel Tapered Box Beam for Advanced Ship Structures

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    Abstract

    Fiber composite materials have been widely accepted for applications as secondary structural elements. Recently however, they are also being considered seriously for many primary load-bearing structures. The David W. Taylor Naval Ship Research and Development Center has been conducting a program to evaluate the potential of fiber composites for advanced naval ship structures. As a result of feasibility studies performed by the McDonnell Douglas Astronautics Company and the Grumman Aerospace Corporation, and a review of high payoff areas for structural application of advanced composites, the hydrofoil strut/foil system was selected as the primary structural element with which to assess the current technology status of advanced composites for marine application.


    Author Information:

    Macander, AB
    David W. Taylor Naval Ship Research and Development Center, Carderock, MD

    Greszczuk, L
    David W. Taylor Naval Ship Research and Development Center, Carderock, MD

    Couch, WP
    David W. Taylor Naval Ship Research and Development Center, Carderock, MD


    Stock #: CTR10652J

    ISSN: 0884-6804

    DOI: 10.1520/CTR10652J

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    Title Evaluating a Hybrid Composite/Steel Tapered Box Beam for Advanced Ship Structures
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    Committee D30