STRUCTURAL OPTIMIZATION OF INNOVATIVE RUDDER FOR HSC

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Abstract

Currently, directional and stability control systems (rudders and flaps) of high speed craft (HSC) are made by steel box-shaped elements. This is mainly caused by the high hydrodynamic stresses applied on these elements due to the high cruising speed of HSC.In order to reduce the weight of these elements and to increase the resistance to external corrosive action, innovative manufacturing technologies and new materials are studied.In this paper, innovative hybrid steel-composite rudder are presented to use in high speed craft.
Original languageEnglish
Pages1-10
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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