Solico delivered the engineering calculations and structural drawings for the composite demountable Walrus-submarine superstructure. 

Customer: Royal Dutch Navy

Composite submarine superstructure for the Dutch Royal Navy

The biggest challenge in this project was the integration of composite and steel structures over 4 submarines and keeping the parts interchangeable. This project was achieved in collaboration with Nevesbu BV.

Why ware composites used here?

Lightweight
The specific weight of composites varies between 1.5 and 2.0 compared to 2.7 to 7.8 for aluminium and steel.

Chemical/corrosion resistance
Composite materials are resistant to a lot of chemical products such as acids, hydroxides, crude oil, etc. Corrosion resistance against salt and seawater is excellent.

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