New launch: Towing Bridle Force Calculator

Discussion in 'Software' started by thenavalarch, Apr 14, 2017.

  1. thenavalarch
    Joined: Oct 2013
    Posts: 37
    Likes: 4, Points: 8, Legacy Rep: 43
    Location: Singapore

    thenavalarch Junior Member

    TheNavalArch launches a new product!

    Towing Bridle Force Calculator

    This Excel sheet helps you calculate the force in each bridle line when the towed object is rotated at an angle
    It can be used for a standard case of single towline and a towing bridle comprised of tow lines (see figure on right)

    • Checks if any bridle line has gone slack
    • Calculates the critical angle at which the bridle line will go slack
    • Calculates the forces in individual bridle lines
    • Calculates the moment and rotational stiffness due to the towing force

    This spreadsheet can be useful in actual Towing Operations to calculate the forces in the towing bridle lines and to check if any of the lines is overloaded.

    For more info, please visit
Forum posts represent the experience, opinion, and view of individual users. Boat Design Net does not necessarily endorse nor share the view of each individual post.
When making potentially dangerous or financial decisions, always employ and consult appropriate professionals. Your circumstances or experience may be different.