SailNet Community - View Single Post - Pros and cons of steel sailboats
View Single Post
Old 12-22-2013
outbound outbound is offline
Senior Member
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: new england
Posts: 1,862
Thanks: 34
Thanked 35 Times in 32 Posts
Rep Power: 3
outbound is on a distinguished road
Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

Brent in the past I wanted to be an ee not civil or mech e. But I seem to recall complex curved materials resist deformation to a greater extent than simple curves. I also seem to recall even with simple curved trusses curvature does not produce a linear response as regards deformation. In simple terms a little curve gives a little improvement but a little more gives much,much more. Perhaps mike would know if this is correct and the equation. I also recall that thickening the skin is not nearly as effective as even modest framing.
s/v Hippocampus
Outbound 46