Laminate design

Discussion in 'Boat Design' started by Falcon, Dec 6, 2004.

  1. Falcon
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    Falcon Junior Member

    Is the following laminate sequences (for 14m coastguard boat) 100% correct or there is a better laminate schedule ?

    -Gray gelcoat.
    -CSM 300 (one layer).
    -BXA glass 600/100 (2 layers).
    -U.D glass 600/100 (one layer)
    -Foam 25mm (core-cell)
    -U.D glass 600/100 (2 layer).

    hull side:
    -CSM 300(one layer)
    -BXA glass 600/100 (2 layers)
    -U.D glass 600/100 (one layer

    Another question:
    I know that AutoCad is the most common design software used for marine industry, but is it the best or there are other software which are better than AutoCad? Example Pro-E or Solidworks.
    Is Pro-E suitable for marine design.
  2. JEM
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    JEM Senior Member

    Your laminate depends all on the size, shape, and waters intended for the boat. Much engineering goes into the calculations. I venture to say that no designer will officially say "Yea that looks good" without knowing MUCH more detail. Probably more detail than could be conveyed in a forum. I just obtained a free lamination "annalyzer" from Vectorply. It might be a good starting point for your research.

    For software, there's lots of different types. I use a combination of AutoCAD, Rhino3D, and some pretty hefty spreadsheets and that's just for canoes and kayaks.

    Hope that points you in the right direction!
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