Journal Published Online: 01 October 1978
Volume 1, Issue 1

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



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.

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Couch, WP
Macander, AB
Greszczuk, L
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ISSN: 0884-6804
DOI: 10.1520/CTR10652J