developing hull panel shapes

Discussion in 'Boat Design' started by bigbowen, Apr 10, 2011.

  1. bigbowen
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    bigbowen Junior Member

    Afternoon people.
    this is my first post on here so please go easy,
    I am a very amateur boat designer, I studied it in college, this was largely using various CAD programmes, I also have experience of developing panel shapes on plywood, from plans,
    what I dont have is any idea how to develop panel shapes from an existing design, drawn up from a set of offsets,
    Is there a simple method, is it more complicated than that? can anyone point me at some useful information here on the net?

    any info regarding this problem would be VERY much apreciated,
    Obliged
    Sam
     
  2. Tad
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    Tad Boat Designer

    I take it you are asking about manual (not 3D CAD) plate development?

    The best reference is Ship and Aircraft Fairing and Development by S.S. Rabl, 1941, long out of print but sometimes available used.......

    This may help.....

    View attachment Planimeter-January1965.pdf
     
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  3. Tad
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  4. bigbowen
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    bigbowen Junior Member

    Hey Tad,
    Thanks very much for those, Ive had a quick look over those and they look very informative,
    Very much obliged ;)
     
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