Numéro : 2110 - Year : 1990
Fishing ships using composite materials and their classification
G. CEARINE, Direction Nouvelles Constructions/Branche Marine
D. JOUAN, Centre de Recherche et Développement Bureau Veritas, Paris
M. BAUDIN, Centre de Recherche et Développement Bureau Veritas, Paris
M. HUTER, Centre de Recherche et Développement Bureau Veritas, Paris
The use of plastic materials, in particular, composite materials of sandwich or monolithic type structure employing resin, is now in broad development in each and every field of industry
Ship construction is not absent within this evolution: for the case of pleasure boating nearly all hull structures are now made of composite materials, while for fishing the employment of these materials has Just started to spread out to a very large scale.
This presentation covers first the grouds for regulations established by BUREAU VERITAS concerning the classification of fishing ships hulls which take into account the properties of these materials and provides a scope of the differences among metallic and composite materials.
We will also deal with existing control means and methods which are used on site during the construction and on service, and we will analyse the complementary tests and the limitations to these methods.