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BOAT CONSTRUCTION COMPOSITES & ECO-COMPATIBILITY

The marine industry is more and more committed in all sectors towards increasingly eco-compatible solutions respecting the marine environment. There are various research areas for an ecologically compatible boat, currently studies have ...

3D printed submarine

3D Printed Submarine

Navy SEALs are some of the most elite combat soldiers in the world. Operating in classified missions all over the world, Navy SEALs need a way to ferry in and out of combat zones discreetly. Every so often SEALs use small submarines to ...

Carbon Fibre Reinforced Composites

Usage of Carbon Fibre Reinforced Composites has vast potential for many applications that has hitherto remained unexplored. One of the basic reasons of limited use of Carbon Fiber Composites is high price of this reinforcement material ...

Foil mania sweeps the marine industry

From humble three-metre dinghies to the ‘monsters’ of the America’s Cup, the Route du Rhum or the Vendée Globe, hydrofoil applications are the new hit across boating sectors. Since the last America’s Cup, these spectacular ...

The effect of slamming on composite boats

What’s the definition of ‘slamming’? According to David K Brown’s 2010 book The Grand Fleet, Warship Design and Development 1906-1922: Slamming is a large flat area of a hull hitting the surface of the water with force all at once. It ...

Carbon fibre composite propellers

Composite materials have a higher specific resistance, stiffness and resistance to corrosion than metallic materials. For this reason, they are used in many industrial sectors such as aeronautics, automobiles and wind turbines. In the ...

Safety first … powerboat racing

Seafarers are known to be notorious traditionalists and especially powerboat racing has been lacking behind in terms of innovation. The field of – both outboard and inboard – marine engines has been developing very ...

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