Sandwich plate system
Sandwich plate system (SPS) is a composite material comprising of two metal outer plates and a solid
elastomercore which has applications as an alternative to steel or reinforced concrete in engineered structures such as ships, buildings and bridges.
SPS was invented by
Dr Stephen Kennedyfollowing primary research in the field of ice strengthened structures at Carleton Universityin Ottawa and first patented in 1996.
The first recorded project involving SPS was carried out on the
P&OPride of Cherbourg, a Lloyd’s Registerapproved vessel, in 1999.
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