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Submarine Structures

The Industry Challenge:

Manufacturers of remote operated vehicles are using lightweight and composite materials to build complex hull designs.

Naval designers are developing methods to restore aging submarines using reinforced, thin‑walled hull structures and weld buttering.

The collapse resistance of these designs must be validated with full-, or large-scale models to minimize effects related to scaling the manufacturing processes.

How We Help:

C-FER uses the Deepwater Experimental Chamber (DEC) to simulate water depths of up to 5500 m.

Prototype hulls for commercial ROVs are tested to specified pressures to ensure collapse performance.

Scale-models of damaged and refurbished submarine halls are tested to identify effective repair methods.

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