Original Article
  • Performance Evaluation for Repair of Composite Maintenance Robot Using Carbon Fiber Spray Method
  • Geun-Su Song*, Dae-Ham Cheon*, Jae-Youl Lee**, Kwang-Bok Shin*†

  • * Department of Mechanical Engineering, Graduate School, Hanbat National University
    ** Interactive Robotics R&D Division, Korea Institute of Robotics & Technology Convergence

  • 탄소섬유 분사형 복합재 유지보수 로봇의 보수성능평가
  • 송근수*· 천대한*· 이재열**· 신광복*†

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In this paper, a composite maintenance robot using carbon fiber spray method was developed that automatically sprays mixture was created for repair to damaged areas to repair them. To develop a robot, a repair process was developed in which a mixture of milled carbon fiber, epoxy resin, and hardener is sprayed and consolidated on the damaged area. To automate the repair process, an EOAT based on a collaborative robot was developed that can automatically suction and spray the mixture onto the damaged area. To evaluate the repair performance of the robot, 0° and 90° unidirectional specimens were manufactured and tested in accordance with ASTM D3039. Tests were performed on undamaged specimen, damaged specimen, and repaired specimen by a robot after damaged. As a result of the specimen test, the tensile strength of the 0° and 90° specimens was recovered by 10% and 90% after repair. Based on the test results, the repair performance of the developed composite maintenance robot was verified

본 논문에서는 보수를 위해 생성된 혼합물을 손상부위에 자동으로 분사하여 보수하는 탄소섬유 분사형 복합재 유지보수 로봇을 개발하였다. 로봇 개발을 위해 불연속 탄소섬유와 에폭시 수지(Epoxy resin) 및 경화제가 혼합된 보수용 혼합물을 손상부위에 분사한 뒤 경화시키는 보수공정을 개발하였다. 이후, 개발된 보수공정의 자동화를 위해 협동로봇(Collaborative robot)을 기반으로 보수용 혼합물을 손상부위에 자동으로 흡입 및 분사하는 말단장치(End of arm tool, EOAT)를 개발하였다. 개발된 로봇의 보수성능평가를 위해 복합재 인장시험 규정 ASTM D3039에 의거하여 0° 및 90°일방향 시편 제작 및 시험을 수행하였다. 시험은 손상되지 않은 시편, 손상된 시편, 그리고 손상 후 로봇에 의해 자동으로 보수된 시편에 대해 수행되었다. 시험 결과, 0와 90° 시편에 대해 각각 보수 후 약 10%와 90%의 인장강도 회복율이 확인되어 개발된 탄소섬유 분사형 복합재 보수 로봇의 보수성능을 검증하였다

Keywords: 탄소섬유 강화 복합재(Carbon fiber reinforced composite), 분사형 보수(Spray-type Repair), 자동화(Automation), 협동로봇(Collaborative robot), 인장시험(Tensile test)

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Correspondence to

  • Kwang-Bok Shin
  • Department of Mechanical Engineering, Hanbat National University

  • E-mail: shin955@hanbat.ac.kr