Hydraulic Ram Impact Tests on Laminate Panels

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DOIResolve DOI: http://doi.org/10.4224/17210693
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TypeTechnical Report
Series titleTechnical Report; no. TR-2010-16
Physical description16p.
SubjectLaminate; Lifeboat; Impact; Strength
AbstractThe hydraulic ram tests were structural tests in which fibreglass specimens were impactedwith a steel ram head until puncture occurred. The fiberglass test specimens are representative of the hull material of a conventional lifeboat. Various sized fibreglass panels at both cold and warm temperatures were impacted. The purpose of the tests was to determine the limiting loads of lifeboat hull material and to establish the effect of panel size and temperature. The results of these tests can lead to the determination of anoptimal panel size for a lifeboat operating in ice.
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AffiliationNational Research Council Canada; NRC Institute for Ocean Technology
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NPARC number17210693
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