Plating

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Plating

Plating or shell plating refers to the exterior hull & erections structure when referencing steel or aluminum construction ships.

Contents

Defintions

  • Strakes
  • Sheer Strake
  • Stringer Plate

Sizes

Plate typically comes in standard sheet sizes, i.e., 4x10.

Grades

Many grades of plate are available, particularly aluminum. Classification societies will have material requirements for plating, i.e., Lloyd's grade E.

Welding

  • Butts
  • Seams
  • Staggering
  • Tapering

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