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Here is the synthesis and averages of your most recurring answers of our game regarding the use of this material in shipbuilding.

Thomas DORVAL, student of the Aristide Briand High School is our winner.



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Here is the synthesis and averages of your most recurring answers regarding the use of this material in shipbuilding.

According to you, the three main advantages of aluminium are its lightness, its robustness and the fact that it is 100% recyclable.

On the contrary, you think that aluminium would not be used for boats that need to support or that would be constrained to heavy loads. You are resistant to use it for tugboats and cargo ships.

If an aluminium boat is sold 100.000 EUR, its price would be :
     - 85.000 EUR in steel, that is to say 15% cheaper.
     - 153.750 EUR in composite, so 1,5 times more expensive.
     - and 290.000 EUR in carbon, that means 3 times more expensive !

If an aluminium boat weighs 10 tons, its weight would be :
     - 15.5 tons if made of steel,
     - 8.75 tons in composite,
     - And 6.75 tons in carbon.

As a conclusion, this survey stresses out that aluminium has only structural limitations. Its price is competitive for a unit production, and its many assets, such as its adaptability to manufacturing, its low maintenance and its fatigue strength make this material very efficient.


Thomas DORVAL, student of the Aristide Briand High School is our winner.

« The Naval Engineering BTS at Aristide Briand High School, in Saint-Nazaire, gathers all lessons and knowledges necessary to work in the naval architecture sector. This training allows students to gain a real expertise in design, construction supervision, in the study and the checking of ship rules.

Further learning is broad : it goes from the possibility to integrate a professionnal bachelor degree, to an engineering or a naval architecture school.

The BTS trains students to work mainly within design or method departments, but also for ship classification companies. »