shell plating


shell plating
The plates forming the outer side and bottom skin of the hull

Dictionary of automotive terms. 2015.

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  • Shell plating — is the outer most structure on the hull of a steel or aluminum ship or boat. It is the structural element that renders the hull watertight. Strakes A strake is the name given to each line of planking in a wooden vessel. [Kemp, The Oxford… …   Wikipedia

  • shell plating — noun the plates covering the frame of a steel ship and corresponding to the planking of a wooden ship • Hypernyms: ↑plate, ↑scale, ↑shell * * * noun : the plates covering over the frames of a steel ship and corresponding to the planking of a… …   Useful english dictionary

  • plating — The coating of metal usually by electrolysis. See black chromium plating chromium plating copper plating gold plating hard chromium plating mechanical plating nickel plating shell plating silver plati …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • shell expansion — A plan showing the seams and butts, thickness, and associated welding or riveting of all plates comprising the shell plating, framing, etc …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • shell expansion — noun : a drawing showing the shell plating of a ship and giving the size, shape, and weight of the plates and their connections …   Useful english dictionary

  • shell — less, adj. shell like, adj. /shel/, n. 1. a hard outer covering of an animal, as the hard case of a mollusk, or either half of the case of a bivalve mollusk. 2. any of various objects resembling such a covering, as in shape or in being more or… …   Universalium

  • shell — [[t]ʃɛl[/t]] n. 1) zool. a hard outer covering of an animal, as of a clam, snail, lobster, or turtle 2) zool. the material constituting any of various coverings of this kind 3) zool. the hard exterior of an egg 4) bot the usu. hard outer covering …   From formal English to slang

  • Armor-piercing shot and shell — [ thumb|right|250px|Armour piercing shell of the APBC 1 Light weight ballistic cap 2 Steel alloy piercing shell 3 Desensitized bursting charge (TNT, Trinitrophenol, RDX...) 4 Fuse (set with delay to explode inside the target) 5 Bourrelet (front)… …   Wikipedia

  • armor plating — noun specially hardened steel plate used to protect fortifications or vehicles from enemy fire • Syn: ↑armor plate, ↑armour plate, ↑plate armor, ↑plate armour • Hypernyms: ↑plate, ↑scale, ↑shell …   Useful english dictionary

  • Strength of ships — The strength of ships is a topic of key interest to Naval Architects and shipbuilders. Ships which are built too strong are heavy, slow, and cost extra money to build and operate since they weigh more, whilst ships which are built too weakly… …   Wikipedia


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