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Bonding of lightweight materials for cost effective production of high speed craft and passenger ships (BONDSHIP)

Objective

The BONDSHIP project is a major European initiative to introduce into shipbuilding the use of adhesive bonding for joining lightweight materials. The aim is to make European shipyards more competitive by achieving considerable cost savings in the production of passenger ships and high-speed craft (~30% for a small superstructure). This will be achieved by
(a) studying the structural behaviour of bonded joints, including long-term performance in a marine environment,
(b) designing, building, testing and repairing prototypes involving superstructures of patrol craft, secondary attachments to cruise ship superstructures and load bearing connections in superstructures, and
(c) preparing guidelines for use of adhesive bonding in such applications.
The main results are guidelines for the design and modelling of bonded joints;
acceptance tests and criteria;
inspection methods;
documented application cases and joint designs;
production and repairs procedures.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

DET NORSKE VERITAS A/S
Address
Veritasveien 1
1322 Hovik
Norway

Participants (11)

ALUSUISSE ROAD & RAIL LTD.
Switzerland
Address
Buckhauserstrasse, 11
8048 Zurich
DÉLÉGATION GÉNÉRALE POUR L'ARMEMENT
France
Address
Avenue Prieur De La Côte D'or 16 Bis
94114 Arcueil
FINCANTIERI - CANTIERI NAVALI ITALIANI SPA
Italy
Address
Via Cipro 11
16129 Genova
FiReCO AS
Norway
Address
Mosseveien, 39 B
1610 Fredrikstad
JOS. L. MEYER GMBH
Germany
Address
Industriegebiet Sued
26855 Papenburg
NDT SOLUTIONS LTD
United Kingdom
Address
Suite 3.2, Keele University Science Park
ST5 5SP Newcastle
SIKA SCHWEIZ AG
Switzerland
Address
Tueffenwies 16-22
8048 Zurich
STENA REDERI AB
Sweden
Address

40519 Goeteborg
THE ITALIAN SHIP RESEARCH CENTRE
Italy
Address
Via Ippolito D'aste 5
16121 Genova
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON
United Kingdom
Address
Highfield
Southampton
VOSPER THORNYCROFT LIMITED
United Kingdom
Address
Victoria Road
SO19 9RR Southampton