Steel Frontal Panel for Marine Rubber Fender System

Release time:2024-06-03    Click:129


A whole rubber fender can be divided into numerous tiny finite element by finite element analysis, the nature of each tiny element can be depend on the basic performance of material, through the finite element analysis, the basic properties of these tiny particles can be combined together, will have the whole fender parameters.

At present, this technology has been used among products design and research. Our enterprise is supported and rewarded by relevant department on the new technology research.


Fender panels are just as important as the rubber units on high performance systems. The fender panel ,embedded parts, anchor chain are designed with scientific, rational and advanced. We adopt the finite element analysis software on the frontal frame/panel specification size, hardness, shear pressure, surface pressure and so on. We should put the situation that we should considered into the software, the computer will simulate the data, including frontal panel’s collision, force, shear pressure, surface pressure and so on. Fully simulated conditions, the construction of the terminal, the ship’s tonnage level, the ship loaded with draft, wind speed, water drop, wave crowding force, the effective impact energy when landing, mooring wave rolling impact energy and all other related Natural Conditions and technical conditions. After simulation, we will confirmed whether it is corrected through the software, final confirmed, we can sure the frontal panel and accessories’ final design.


Fender panels distribute reaction forces to provide low hull pressures and cope with large tidal variations. They can also be designed to resist line loads from belted ships, or even point loads in special cases. Optional lead-in bevels reduce the snagging risk, whilst brackets (where required) provide highly secure connection points for chains. 


Specification and design of panels

1)Hull pressures and tidal range

2)Lead-in bevels and chamfer 

3)Bending moment and shear

4)Local buckling

5)Limit state load factors

6)Steel grade

7)Permissible stresses

8)Weld sizes and types

9)Pressure test method

10)Rubber fender connections

11)UHMW-PE attachment

12)Chain connections

13)Lifting points

14)Paint systems

15)Corrosion allowance

16)Maintenance and service life