Aluminum & Shipbuilding: Advantages of Aluminum in Marine Applications
Type: Technical Paper
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Market: Defense
Technology: Aluminum alloy in shipbuilding
Year: 2010
Abstract: Aluminum has been widely used by most marine countries for commercial and naval vessels since the mid 1950s, and numerous current U.S. Navy ship classes use substantial amounts of aluminum. However, long-standing misperceptions about aluminum ships continue to persist, even though continuous progress and technology advancements have mitigated many of the past problems with aluminum. This paper explains how new technologies and advancements are making aluminum an increasing popular choice for military ships of all sizes and discusses how historical concerns about aluminum ships are being resolved.
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