Development and analysis of composite car deck structures
Paper in proceedings, 2012

This study discusses the subjects of the joining of and lashing in a composite car deck structure. Systems engineering methods were used to develop concepts for the joining of and lashing in a predetermined composite car deck section. Conceptual designs were evaluated by means of finite element analyses with respect to stakeholder-defined criteria, such as strength and the maximum allowed deflection during loading. The evaluation and analyses resulted in a composite car deck design composed of a glass fibre-reinforced plastic sandwich with balsa core material. The core has chamfered edges for easy assembly and disassembly by screws through single laminate edges. For the lashing of cars, metal inserts in prefabricated holes were proposed.

systems engineering

sandwich composite

joining

glass fibre-reinforced plastic

balsa

life cycle analysis

finite element analysis

lashing

car decks

Author

Peter Andersson

Chalmers, Shipping and Marine Technology, Division of Marine Design

Dan Öisjöen

Chalmers, Shipping and Marine Technology, Division of Marine Design

Jonas Ringsberg

Chalmers, Shipping and Marine Technology, Division of Marine Design

Proceedings of The 2nd International Conference on Light Weight Marine Structures (LIWEM 2012)

1-11 Published on CD-ROM

The 2nd International Conference on Light Weight Marine Structures (LIWEM 2012)
Gothenburg, Sweden,

Chalmers Area of Advance Transport – funding 2012

Chalmers, 2012-01-01 -- 2012-12-31.

Driving Forces

Sustainable development

Innovation and entrepreneurship

Areas of Advance

Transport

Production

Energy

Materials Science

Roots

Basic sciences

Subject Categories

Reliability and Maintenance

Other Materials Engineering

Vehicle Engineering

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