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Generic deliverables which will help to establish bonding know-how in the shipyard

Protection of Results:
Meyer Werft will not develop entirely new solutions in the project, which could be protected by IPR. However, the shipyard will gain valuable experience which will be used to strengthen competitiveness on the world-wide market. Details about the application cases related to Meyer Werft will be confidentially kept within the BONDSHIP consortium.

Functional Analysis of the main deliverables to identify applications:
A main reason for Meyer Werft to participate in BONDSHIP is the acquisition of knowledge on the design, production and repair of bonded joints. All generic deliverables produced in WP 1 and 2, will therefore be carefully studied to retrieve the know-how necessary for practical applications of bonded joints in cruise vessels. Moreover, the experiences gained by other shipyards like VT (WP3) and FC (WP4) and described in the deliverables of the corresponding work packages will also help the shipyard in practical applications.

The main focus of Meyer Werft is however on the deliverables of WP5. In this work package bonded joints will be designed, produced, tested and repaired for a total of ten application cases, defined by Meyer Werft. Those application cases have been selected with the clear intention to directly apply them on the products produced by the company, if the project results are satisfactory.

Targeted audience:
Meyer Werft is more a recipient of information in the BONDSHIP project, than a developer. Experiences gained in the prototype production will be shared with other consortium partners. It is not foreseen to disseminate those experiences to external parties.

Exploitation and dissemination strategy, plan of action, resources:
Application of Bonding Techniques to new application cases:

In addition to the prototype production, where the application cases defined was tested under practical conditions, the competence centre has planned and prepared a repair case.

This case is related to buckles appearing in the sun deck of a cruise ship delivered some years ago, which led to a separation of ceramic tiles from the deck. Additional stiffeners were to be placed under the deck to retain flatness and thus repair the defects. Welding could not be applied to avoid thermal destruction of the tiles, coated surfaces and equipment installed. Tests have been carried out and a combination of stud welding and adhesive bonding have been selected to install the additional stiffeners. The personnel who will carry out the repair have been trained and repair guidelines have been prepared.

Approval of bonded joints:
Approval by a classification society is a precondition for practical applications of adhesive bonding. Based on the application cases defined in the project and on the experiences which were gained on the builtprototype , Meyer Werft will apply for approval of the most promising cases by the end of the project or after its termination.
Application of bonded joints in cruise ship construction:
It is foreseen to practically use the successful application cases as soon as they have been qualified. It is expected, that successful applications can first be used one year after the termination of the project.

Reported by

Jos. L. Meyer GmbH
Industriegebiet Sued
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