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Improving a traction winch drum design engineering calculation

Jong, R. de (2015) Improving a traction winch drum design engineering calculation.

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Abstract:This internship is carried out at IHC SAS (Alphen aan den Rijn). The reason for this research is the possible reduction of the drum thickness of a traction winch drum. A traction winch is used in the abandonment and recovery (A&R) process to provide the required pulling force. At previous projects turned out the drum thickness calculated by hand calculation differed from the results of a Finite Elements Analysis (FEA). Four different drum designs are analysed with FEA and from this a rule of thumb is determined. This rule of thumb is a relation between steel wire rope properties and the thickness of the drum. With this rule of thumb a significant material saving, and therefore cost saving, could be achieved. Furthermore, some guidelines are described for the design of a traction winch drum. This guidelines are for example concerning buckling safety and using a steel material with a higher yield strength. Together with the rule of thumb this speeds up the design process.
Item Type:Internship Report (Master)
SAS Offshore BV., the Netherlands
Faculty:ET: Engineering Technology
Subject:52 mechanical engineering
Programme:Mechanical Engineering MSc (60439)
Keywords:offshore, traction winch, drum, Finite element analysis, FEA, savings
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