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Shape Design based on Topology Optimization for Manufacturing of Lightweight Valve Disc by 3-D Printing

3차원 프린팅에 의한 경량 밸브 디스크 제조를 위한 위상최적화 기반의 형상 설계

  • Kim, Taehyung (Department of Aeronautical and Mechanical Engineering, Cheongju University)
  • 김태형 (청주대학교 항공기계공학과)
  • Received : 2018.10.26
  • Accepted : 2018.12.12
  • Published : 2018.12.31

Abstract

In this study, the lightweight design of butterfly valve disc component for power plant based on topology optimization was performed. Here, commercial finite element (FE) analysis software was used. The external shape of the basic disc model was not deformed, and the internal element density was removed to make it lightweight. Optimal design was performed each other after the disc plate and two brackets attached on the surface of the disc were separated. Once the optimal shapes were selected, they were assembled to build up the 3-D lightweight valve disc model. After applying pressure to this model, FE analysis was performed to confirm the structural safety.

본 연구에서는 위상최적화에 기초한 발전설비용 버터플라이 밸브 디스크 부품의 경량설계가 수행되었다. 이때 상용 유한요소해석 소프트웨어가 사용되었으며 기존 상용 밸브 디스크의 외형을 유지시키면서 내부의 불필요 공간을 제거하여 경량구조를 갖도록 하였다. 먼저 밸브 디스크의 원판과 브라켓을 분리하여 각각 최적설계 하였다. 최적의 형상이 선정되면 이들을 조립하여 3차원 경량 밸브 디스크 모델을 완성하였다. 이후 이 모델에 설계 압력을 적용하여 유한요소해석 후 구조적 안전성을 확인하였다.

Keywords

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Fig. 2. Definition of internal element density for lightweight design of valve disc

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Fig. 1. Butterfly valve disc

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Fig. 3. Optimal shapes of the disc after FE analysis based on topology optimization

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Fig. 4. First optimal shape of the disc thickness after FE analysis based on topology optimization

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Fig. 5. Second optimal shape of the disc plane after FE analysis based on topology optimization

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Fig. 6. Third optimal shape of the disc plane after FE analysis with topology optimization

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Fig. 7. Third optimal shape of the disc plane after FE analysis with topology optimization

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Fig. 8. Optimal three dimensional lightweight model after topology optimization

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Fig. 9. FE model for structural analysis of the optimal valve disc and boundary conditions

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Fig. 10. Effective stress and deformation after FE analysis of optimal 3-D valve disc model

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Fig. 11. Optimal butterfly valve disc printed by 3D printer

Acknowledgement

Supported by : 청주대학교

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