Original Article
  • A Study on the Application of Composites to Pipe Support Clamps for the Light-weight LNGC
  • Kyong-Min Bae*†, Yoon-Ji Yim**, Sung-Won Yoon*, Jong-Rok Ha*, Je-Hyoung Cho*

  • * Ocean ICT & Advanced Materials Technology Research Division, Research Institute of Medium & Small Shipbuilding
    ** Busan Textile Materials Research Center, Korea Dyeing and Finishing Technology Institute

  • LNGC 경량화를 위한 파이프 지지용 클램프의 복합소재 적용 연구
  • 배경민*† · 임윤지**· 윤성원*· 하종록*· 조제형*

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In the shipbuilding and marine industry, as a technology for reducing the weight of parts to reduce energy and improve operational efficiency of ships is required, a method of applying fibers-reinforced composites which is high-strength lightweight materials, as part materials can be considered. In this study, the possibility of applying fibers-reinforced composites to the pipe support clamps was evaluated to reduce the weight of LNGC. The fibers-reinforced composites were manufactured using carbon fibers and glass fibers as reinforcing fibers. Through the computer simulation program, the properties of the reinforcing materials and the matrix materials of the composites were inversely calculated, and the performance prediction was performed according to the change in the properties of each fiber lamination pattern. In addition, the structural analysis of the clamps according to the thickness of the composites was performed through the finite element analysis program. As a result of the study, it was confirmed that attention is needed in selecting the thickness when applying the fibers-reinforced composites of the clamp for weight reduction. It is considered that it will be easy to change the shape of the structure and change the structure for weight reduction in future supplementary design

조선해양 산업에서 선박의 에너지 절감과 운항효율 향상을 위한 부품의 경량화 기술이 요구됨에 따라서, 고강도의 경량소재인 섬유강화 복합소재를 부품소재로 적용하는 방안이 검토될 수 있다. 본 연구에서는 LNGC 경량화를 위해 파이프 지지용 클램프의 섬유강화 복합소재 적용 가능성을 평가하였다. 탄소섬유 및 유리섬유를 강화섬유로 하여 섬유강화 복합소재를 제조하였으며, 컴퓨터 시뮬레이션 프로그램을 통해 복합소재의 강화재료와 기지재료의 물성을 역계산하여 섬유 적층 패턴별 물성 변화에 따른 성능 예측을 수행하였다. 또한, 유한요소해석 프로그램를 통해 복합소재 두께에 따른 클램프의 구조해석을 수행하였다. 연구결과 경량화를 위해 클램프의 섬유강화 복합소재의 적용시 두께 선정에 주의가 필요함을 확인할 수 있었다. 향후 보완 설계 시 구조물의 형상변경 및 경량화를 위한 구조변경에 용이할 것으로 판단된다

Keywords: 소섬유(Carbon fibers), 유리섬유(Glass fibers), 복합소재(Composites), 클램프(Clamps), 유한요소해석(Finite element analysis)

This Article

Correspondence to

  • Kyong-Min Bae
  • Ocean ICT & Advanced Materials Technology Research Division, Research Institute of Medium & Small Shipbuilding

  • E-mail: kmbae@rims.re.kr