WIT Press


Review Of Joining Methods Of Sandwich Panels In Ship Construction

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/MT030041

Volume

68

Pages

10

Published

2003

Size

500.01 kb

Author(s)

R. Iwańkowicz, R. Rutkowski & T. Graczyk

Abstract

Review of joining methods of sandwich panels in ship construction R. Iwaikowicz, R. Rutkowski & T. Graczyk Faculty of Maritime Technology Technical University of Szczecin, Poland Abstract Lightweight sandwich panels are regarded as innovative structures, which could be widely applied in ship constructions. Herein some methods for joining panels are presented. Some of those methods are looked at as promising in shipbuilding technology. 1 Introduction Progress in manufacturing methods, especially in the laser welding of thin plates, enables fabrication of advanced structural elements, which satisfy more strict strength requirements, retaining the same weight or, in many cases, reducing them. Sandwich panels fulfil these requirements in a great extend. Examples of the application of lightweight sandwich panels in shipbuilding have been known [5, 8, 9, 16, 17, 18, 19, 281. Assembling panels is especially interesting from a techmcal point of view. It requires elaboration of effective methods for

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