ADRIAN CARAMATESCU, COSTEL IULIAN MOCANU, ALINA MODIGA A NEW CONCEPT OF COMPOSITE MATERIAL FOR HIGH SPEED BOATS The body of a craft is subjected to a series of complex loads, both static and dynamic. The global strength of such a body is given by the entire assembly of the hull, deck and strengthening framing system, all of these components working together <1>. Such a boat must first of all fulfill a very important requirement, namely: minimum hull resistance so that the engine power would primarily be used to achieve the highest possible speed. This can only be achieved if the hull wetted surface is as small as possible, which leads to the need to reduce the hull asembly weight. Thus, in this paper there are proposed and tested a number of nine lamination alternatives for the initial structure, designed as a sandwich system with different types of core materials. From the total nine alternatives, three of them are hybrid structures in which there are explored structural alternatives with several types of core materials. The verification of structures obtained with the proposed materials and lamination schedules was made using numerical methods both for naval hydrodynamics to determine loads and for naval structures for global body strength and analysis.
Keywords: composite hull, sandwich composites, high speed boat, experimental validation, full scale experiment, numerical modelling, FEA, planing boat