lightweight construction application

Discussion in 'Boat Design' started by rithul, Feb 27, 2010.

  1. rithul
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    rithul New Member

    im a naval architecture student. Can anyone tell me the lightweight materials used in shipbuilding and the places where it is used in a ship ?
    ill be thankful if u could provide the links which has the details of it.
     
  2. Ike
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    Ike Senior Member

    You question is too broad. Can you be more specific?
     
  3. rasorinc
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    rasorinc Senior Member

    In large ships, your only weight saving thoughts can be used in interior walls and perhaps floors. But you have to consider fire/flame spread.
     

  4. gonzo
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    gonzo Senior Member

    Aluminum alloys and some steel alloys like Corten.
     
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