Cellular tubular structures from perforated metallic tape and its application
¹Riga Technical university, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Institute of Building Production, Azenes street 16/20–331, LV-1048 Riga, Latvia
²Riga Technical University, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Transport and Aeronautics, Institute of Mechanical Engineering, Ezermalas street 6k, LV-1006 Riga, Latvia
³Tallinn University of Technology, Department of Labor Environment and Safety, SOC351, Ehitajate tee 5, EE19086 Tallinn, Estonia
The objectives of performed research were the following: 1) check out the possibility of effective formation of the tubular and planar structures from the perforated steel tapes, which were obtained as a waste during stamping of fine-sized details, by cutting and bending; 2) testing of achieved tubular and annular structures for fixing up of the electrical cables and as electromagnetic shielding solutions; 3) analysis of achieved results and elaboration of the recommendations for using of lightweight tubular shields for the electrical cables. The actuality of research is connected with the re-using of metallic wastes and shielding solutions against electromagnetic fields. All objectives were reached successfully using bending for formation of the tubular structures. The bending strength of achieved structures and the shielding efficiency in a controlled environment was examined. The measurement results have shown that perforated steel will exhibit noticeable shielding properties against both the electric and magnetic field. Such results open up wide possible application of the planar and cellular tubular structures from perforated metallic tapes.