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

Project information

Grant agreement ID: G3RD-CT-2000-00101

  • Start date

    1 April 2000

  • End date

    30 June 2003

Funded under:

FP5-GROWTH

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 568 914

  • EU contribution

    € 2 160 000

Coordinated by:

DET NORSKE VERITAS A/S

Norway

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.

Coordinator

DET NORSKE VERITAS A/S

Address

Veritasveien 1
1322 Hovik

Norway

Participants (11)

ALUSUISSE ROAD & RAIL LTD.

Switzerland

DÉLÉGATION GÉNÉRALE POUR L'ARMEMENT

France

FINCANTIERI - CANTIERI NAVALI ITALIANI SPA

Italy

FiReCO AS

Norway

JOS. L. MEYER GMBH

Germany

NDT SOLUTIONS LTD

United Kingdom

SIKA SCHWEIZ AG

Switzerland

STENA REDERI AB

Sweden

THE ITALIAN SHIP RESEARCH CENTRE

Italy

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON

United Kingdom

VOSPER THORNYCROFT LIMITED

United Kingdom

Project information

Grant agreement ID: G3RD-CT-2000-00101

  • Start date

    1 April 2000

  • End date

    30 June 2003

Funded under:

FP5-GROWTH

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 568 914

  • EU contribution

    € 2 160 000

Coordinated by:

DET NORSKE VERITAS A/S

Norway

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