South Korea’s HD Hyundai Heavy Industries Co. has announced the use of a graphene-based sound and vibration dampening material on a mission ship.
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HD Hyundai Heavy Industries said it has collaborated with HD Korea Shipbuilding & Offshore Engineering Co., Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), and BN Chemical Co., a specialized ship painting company, for the development and application of the material.
The innovation has reportedly showcased exceptional effects in reducing vibrations and minimizing noise within ship compartments.
The dampening material is designed to diminish the noise and vibrations generated by engines, propellers, and other machinery aboard ships. It is strategically installed in areas where crew members reside, such as cabins and engine rooms, to significantly minimize noise levels.
When applied to dampening materials, graphene exhibits exceptional properties by efficiently converting vibrational energy into thermal energy and releasing it outward.