|About this Abstract
||Materials Science & Technology 2020
||Naval/Maritime Applications of Additively Manufactured Parts: Design and Experimental Approaches
||Additive Manufacturing of a Lifeboat Hook System with a Functionally Dynamic Mechanism
||Ulanbek Auyeskhan, Namhun Kim, Van Loi Tran, Eunhei Cho, Dong-Hyun Kim
|On-Site Speaker (Planned)
Design for Additive Manufacturing (DFAM) is enabling us to conduct effective part consolidation of complex assembled products. Most of the recent AM studies have attempted to consolidate only static parts such as brackets and valve bodies, however, demand for dynamic systems is expected to increase, too.
Our novel study challenges to redesign and validate a lifeboat hook system with a dynamic operation mechanism by fully leveraging a conventional part consolidation concept and involving respective constraints.
The conventional part consolidation may not be sufficient for the system with dynamic mechanisms. Additionally, the lifeboat hook system is undergone a heavy loading during its operation. Thus, taking into account these constraints the number of hook components were decreased by 55%. FEM analysis results reveal that AM hook components perform better than an original design. Lastly, a scaled-down version of the consolidated hook system was successfully built by a PBF machine for design verification.
||Planned: At-meeting proceedings