Construction Idea of Curved Plate

Discussion in 'Boat Design' started by Leopard, Jan 22, 2023.

  1. Leopard
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    Leopard Junior Member

    Hi,

    I am thinking about the steel construction of the following shape. But I am confused about the structural construction of this. How to stiffen this shape? I just would like to get some idea. I have seen many yachts have curved shape like this. But I was thinking where two plates are joining, the space is very narrow to welding. For example if I stiffen with plates inside with some lightening holes, I find too difficult to weld along the red line. Do you have any suggestion? How actually these types of shapes are built?

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    For example take a look at this vessel super structure shape, How it is built at the front?
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  2. jehardiman
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    jehardiman Senior Member

    It's simple actually; closure plates, plug welds, and flaying surfaces. Look closely at the photo and that is exactly what you see.

    Edit to add: Here is a similar example for a rudder.

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  3. Leopard
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    Leopard Junior Member

    Thank you so much.
     
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