The operational behavior of the composite vessel hull is investigated. A comparative analysis of the properties that glass and basalt reinforcing fibers offer was performed. It is described the determination method for the technical condition of composite vessel hulls during the operation by applying non-destructive testing methods.
The main activities that preceded the certification of basalt fiber according to the Rules of Domestic Classification Societies are described. The shipbuilding area, where it is feasible to use basalt fiber based composites, is determined.
M.E. Frantsev, Chairman of the Scientific and Technical Council for Shipbuilding of Basalt Union NPO, candidate of technical sciences.