Composite submarine superstructure

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

Customer:
Royal Dutch Navy
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.

Lightweight

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

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