calculate basic shell thickness

Discussion in 'Fiberglass and Composite Boat Building' started by gerry.liston, May 8, 2012.

  1. gerry.liston
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    gerry.liston Junior Member

    I have read dave gerr's book about calculating basic shell thickness for hand-lay up methode. Can you give me formula to calculating basic shell thickness for vacuum infusion?

    Thanks you..
     
  2. tunnels

    tunnels Previous Member

    THINNER AND THATS NOT GOOD !!:p
     
  3. gonzo
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    gonzo Senior Member

    You need to specify resin/glass ratio. The pressure you use will make a huge difference in the ratio. Otherwise, you can design to a specific ratio and then experiment to get it. A thinner laminate will be more flexible, so the whole structural design will be completely different from anything you find in Gerr's book.
     
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