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Composites Core College for Boatbuilders and Designers

September 12 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

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Composite Core College for Boatbuilders and Designers

Presented by Composites One, in conjunction with the Nova Scotia Boatbuilders Association

When: Wed 12th Sep

Cost: FREE for NSBA Members  -or- $30 for Non-Members

Health Breaks Included

Time: 10am-3pm


NSCC Akerley Campus

Room # B212

21 Woodlawn Road

Dartmouth, Nova Scotia B2W 2R7

What you’ll learn:

  • Types of Composite Cores
  • Sandwich/composite core construction and theory
  • Designing composite structures with cores
  • Cored laminate stack for different boatbuilding applications
  • Typical scantlings of cored structure for different boatbuilding applications
  • Advantages composite cores have over wood
  • How boatbuilders are replacing wood-cored construction with composite core
  • How the strength of core/composites compare to wood
  • Monolithic structures – how these are created when using core and composites
  • Why bolts are not needed

Program for the Day

  1. Welcome & Background – NSBA / Composites One
  2. Intro to Sandwich/Core Construction
    1. History & Theory
    2. Types of Core Materials
    3. Facing Materials
    4. Comparison to Other Types of Construction
  3. Boatbuilding Applications
    1. Case Studies
    2. Typical Boat Structure Scantlings
    3. Design Details & Connections
  4. Lamination Processes
    1. Open Molding
    2. Closed Molding
  5. Closing Comments – Composites One/NSBA


September 12
10:00 am - 3:00 pm