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Author Grabian, Janusz
Affiliation Maritime University of Szczecin Faculty of Marine Engineering, The Institute of Fundamental Technical Sciences ul. Willowa 2-4, 71-650 Szczecin
Author Ślączka, Wojciech
Affiliation Maritime University of Szczecin Faculty of Navigation, The Institute of Maritime Navigation 1-2 Wały Chrobrego, 70-500 Szczecin, Poland
E-mail w.slaczka@am.szczecin.pl
Author Pawłowska, Patrycja
Affiliation Maritime University of Szczecin 3 Faculty of Economics and Transport Engineering, The Institute of Transport Engineering 11 H. Pobożnego St., 70-507 Szczecin, Poland
E-mail p.pawlowska@am.szczecin.pl
Author Kostrzewa, Waldemar
Affiliation Maritime University of Szczecin Faculty of Marine Engineering, The Institute of Fundamental Technical Sciences ul. Willowa 2-4, 71-650 Szczecin
E-mail w.kostrzewa@am.szczecin.pl
ISSN printed 1733-8670
URI http://repository.am.szczecin.pl/handle/123456789/2445
Abstract This work indicates that new and innovative materials used in the construction of floating and stationary marine structures can contribute to increased operational safety in addition to reduced service costs and frequency and other reduced operating costs, including the costs of staff and running maintenance. Such materials include metal-ceramic composites whose properties, such as high resistance to abrasive wear, favourable coefficient of friction, good thermal conductivity and low thermal expansion, allow them to be used in tribological pairs in mechanisms, control elements and actuators of various devices operating in marine power plants, thereby increasing their operational reliability. Properties of metal-ceramic composite foams, i.e. vibration and noise damping, good thermal insulation performance, dissipation of electromagnetic waves and absorption of explosive energy, make them ideal for use in shipbuilding and construction of drilling towers, at the same time increasing the levels of comfort during operation. Composite metal-ceramic foams can significantly reduce the effects of fires as they are durable, water-resistant and creep resistant thermal insulators which can limit the destruction (deformation) of steel structures. This paper presents proposals for the application of these materials to selected technical solutions in offshore structures.
Pages 23‒29
Publisher Scientific Journals Maritime University of Szczecin, Zeszyty Naukowe Akademia Morska w Szczecinie
Keywords transport
Keywords safety
Keywords metal composite materials
Keywords application
Keywords structures
Keywords properties
Title The role of innovative composite materials in the safe and efficient operation of floating marine structures
Type Review article
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ISSN on-line 2392-0378
Language English
Funding No data
Figures 12
Tables 0
DOI 10.17402/241
Published 2017-12-15
Accepted 2017-12-10
Recieved 2017-11-06


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