Metallurgic analysis of steel plates recovered from the Titanic showed it was substandard and contained too much slag (impurities) making it brittle at low temperatures.
Other investigations also showed that the rivets that held the hull plates together were also substandard. Some investigative work also revealed that the designers decided to use iron rather than steel rivets at the hull and stern and only use steel rivets for the central section where stresses were expected to be greatest. While it that might be true for a ship flexing in stormy conditions it is not true for the impact of iceberg at the hull section. Production pressures caused by a shortage of rivets, resulted in the builders obtaining rivet iron from smaller forges with less skill and experience than the regular suppliers. There is also a suggestion that there was a shortage of skilled riveters and that the company possibly used some less skilled and experienced riveters to make up the numbers.
Add to that, bulkheads that did not extend all the way up to the deck so that compartments could not be isolated from each other once the ship was tilted significantly, a captain that was more interested in breaking speed records than safety, lookouts who had their binoculars confiscated in case they used them to spy on ladies on the deck below, locking gates between decks to make sure the lower class passengers could not escape and impede the escape of the higher class passengers on the upper decks, insufficient numbers of lifeboats and ....... basically a long list of bad decisions, inepitude, incompetence and shame on the part of the Titanic company.
the steel used to make the titanic was called seimens-Martins formula steel plating and was later proven AFTER the titanic sunk to have been become brittle in the temperatures of the Atlantic ocean
The rivets were supposedly made of substandard iron.
They made it more heavy and the tried to make it injectable
Titanic, like Olympic, was built to last. While it is true that some rivets were tested and had a high level of slag, everything was still built at-or-above the standards of the time.
Yes, Titanic will continue to erode. The metal plates will buckle, one-by-one. The "rusticles" will multiply and the wreck will fall in on itself. The only thing left to wonder is "how long".
steelThe Titanic was (or is) largely constructed of steel, particularly the hull and all the internal bulkheads and decks. Her machinery spaces were filled with steel machinery (like boilers and the steam engines and shafts). She also had tons of wood, glass, fabrics and other materials used in her construction, particularly in the finish of the ship. The three screws (what some folks not familiar with things might call propellers) were fabricated of many, many tons of bronze.The bulk of Titanic is steel, which, as you know, is an alloy of iron and something on the order of about 1% carbon. Certainly a wide variety of construction materials were also used, but the hull and major structural elements were all steel. The massive screws (some call them propellers) were bronze, just to cite one example of "other" material used in construction.The hull of the titanic was made out of steelTitanic was built of iron, steel, and too much wood to pass today's fire codes.
Sea water corrodes metal, and the Titanic was made out of iron, so the entire ship is rusting out and slowly disintegrating. One day, the structure of the wreck will no longer be there
Many of the rivets were made with a large ratio of slag but they were originally above high-grade so, even diluted, they were still regulation-strength.
The rivets in the titanic were made of iron.
It hit an iceberg and made a hole
No. It was made of iron and steel like other ships of that era.
Titanic was built of iron, steel, and too much wood to pass today's fire codes.
Titanic was built in Belfast, Ireland, in the dockyards of Harland & Wolff. She was made of iron, steel, and too much wood to pass today's safety codes.
A Girl because In the movie the Guy who made the Titanic said "She's made of Iron Sir and I'm sure she can't Sink".
Mostly steel. And since welding was new at the time it was held together by rivets made of iron and steel.
Titanic was built mostly of steel, iron, and wood. Actually too much wood for todays fire codes.
Its density. The iron that the Titanic was constructed of was denser than that of the water surrounding it; when there was not enough displacement and upforce to balance the downforce, the ship sinks.