Innovative Structural Materials

Innovative Structural Materials

07 March 2023

As all RSW Systems partners know, in today's world, there are many requirements pushed onto a product. And one can have long discussions about complexity, high cost or other difficult points, but one cannot ignore demands of the public. When designing the string-rail transport overpass, our designers inevitably face such challenges as the materials selection, calculation of dynamic loads, and considering customer requirements.

These matters are explained in a recent article by the project’s Sharjah branch. Such structural material as steel is used worldwide. High-strength steels have long been commonly used in mechanical engineering and the transport industry. However, high density, which equals large weight, is a disadvantage that needs to be dealt with. Aluminium is the obvious alternative to steel: low density, higher corrosion resistance, high electrical conductivity, market availability. But, on the other hand, aluminium is an expensive material with low tensile strength.

The next development step were composite materials. Currently, the most popular and affordable ones are fiberglass, carbon fiber and polymers reinforced with various types of fibers. As of now, the project has experience in design and installation of all the above materials. Test Track No. 1 at the string transport test and certification centre in Sharjah is the feasibility demonstration of application of high-strength steels, of reinforcing ropes with a yield strength of up to 1,640 MPa, and solutions that join them. Test Track No. 4 has a unique combination of aluminium, composite materials, and prestressed high strength steel ropes. This section also demonstrates the main thing – the route length does not matter for the string transport.

The quest for new materials and their operation experience are a continuous work in the project, with the target to enter the market with an already tested and certified product.

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