15 April 2014
15 April 2014
Barracuda Composites engineering division has designed a total of 27 sandwich composite tanks using finite element analysis to be used at a marine aquarium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
The aquarium will have a total floor area of 27,000 square metres and will house 12,000 species from 400 different freshwater and saltwater species, including sharks and rays. City officials anticipate the construction will require an estimated investment of 60 million US dollars.
According to Barracuda, the tanks, containing a total of 5 million litres of water (1.3 million gallons), will be built by resin infusion method with vinylester resin and glass fabrics.
The aquarium was conceived not only to be a tourist attraction, but also to promote conservation of biodiversity, environmental education and marine biology research. The project is expected to be finished during 2014 and is expecting to attract 1.5 million visitors per year.
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Cobra International will showcase a range of composite products at CAMX 2018, including carbon fibre components for the automotive, transportation, marine, water sports and luxury sectors.
Innovators and industry pioneers will gather to discuss the latest applications of graphene nanotubes at the Nanoaugmented Materials Industry Summit (NAUM) 2018 in Shanghai, China, on 31 October. Visitors will also be able to see an on-site demonstration of the production of nanoaugmented products with real industrial equipment.
Cobra International is celebrating its 40th year and has commissioned a book that will look at 40 key projects and 40 key people that were integral to the company’s growth. ‘Klaus Simmer and The King Cobra: A breakthrough in surfboard design and production technology’ is an extract article from this book and a breakthrough composites product for Cobra, establishing its presence as a manufacturer of high performance windsurf boards and creating global visibility for the Cobra brand.