A Study on Repairing Retired Underground Buried Pipes Using RTM

RTM을 이용한 노후 지하 매설관의 보수-보강에 관한 연구

  • 진우석 (한국과학기술원 기계공학과) ;
  • 권재욱 (한국과학기술원 기계공학과) ;
  • 이대길 (한국과학기술원 기계공학과)
  • Published : 2000.11.01


To overcome problems of excavation technology far repairing or replacing underground buried pipes which are worn out or damaged, various trenchless repair-reinforcement technologies have been invented. But these trenchless technologies also have many problems in the aspect of economy and convenience of operation. In this research, the repair-reinforcement process using RTM (Resin Transfer Molding) which can solve problems of present trenchless technologies was developed. The resin wetting and void removal during RTM process to form large composite structures inside of buried pipes were experimentally investigated. From the experiment, it was found that the new technology had advantage over conventional methods by employing appropriate process parameters and void removal vents.