Development of Manufacturing Process of Composite Control Rods using Resin Transfer Molding Process

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  • 이상관 (한국기계연구원 재료공정연구부) ;
  • 엄문광 (한국기계연구원 재료공정연구부) ;
  • 변준형 (한국기계연구원 재료공정연구부) ;
  • 양승운 (KAI 창원공장 첨단 복합재 센터) ;
  • 김광수 (KAI 창원공장 첨단 복합재 센터)
  • Published : 2000.11.01


In order to commercialize the low cost composite fabrication technology in the area of domestic aerospace structure field, Resin Transfer Molding process has been considered as an alternative process to replace the high cost autoclave technology. The end part for the development of RTM process is the control rod of flight control system of aircraft. A braided preform was triaxially designed to improve the dimensional stability and mechanical property in the direction of external loads. Through the flow analysis using CVFEM, the resin filling time was calculated and the resin injection method was determined. The results of the flow analysis were directly applied to RTM mold design. The control rod was successfully manufactured by RTM process using internal pressure. The length and outer diameter of the manufactured part are 1148mm and 32mm, respectively.