Local impact strength of various boat-building materials

Martin Hildebrand

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An impact test series is performed using an instrumented impact test method according to the standard ISO 6603. The materials tested were those most frequently used in boat-building, such as plywood, fibre-reinforced plastic, ABS (acrylonitrile/butadiene/styrene), PE (polyethylene), PC (polycarbonate) and aluminium. The impact strength of the materials is compared taking into account thickness and weight of the specimens.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationEspoo
PublisherVTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
Number of pages33
ISBN (Electronic)951-38-5069-2
ISBN (Print)951-38-5068-4
Publication statusPublished - 1997
MoE publication typeNot Eligible

Publication series

SeriesVTT Publications


  • boats
  • shipbuilding
  • materials testing
  • wood laminates
  • aluminium
  • thermoplastics

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    Hildebrand, M. (1997). Local impact strength of various boat-building materials. VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland. VTT Publications, No. 317 http://www.vtt.fi/inf/pdf/publications/1997/P317.pdf