The June 2014 issue of Westlawn’s free online journal is posted

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    The June 2014 issue of Westlawn Institute's free online journal, The Masthead, is now posted.

    Highlights in this edition:
    • America’s Cup 72 Flying Cat Drawings Unvield
    • Westlawn is Moving to Bath, Maine
    • IBEX 2014 - Tampa Florida
    • Cutting Costs for Students
    • Splashes - Bigot’s 12-Meter Power Cat
    • New Westlawn Instructor
    • New Westlawn Student Services Coordinator
    • Know It All Question: Model Similitude
    • Know It All Answer: Planing Hull Trim Control
    • Orca3D Tip: Corner Wrap Function
    • ABYC Tech Notes: H-41 - Is Your Ladder Long Enough?
    • Fundamentals of Batteries and Battery Management
    • News & Views
    • Masthead Archives
    • Westlawn Information

    Excerpts:

    America's-Cup Flying Cats Drawings Unveiled
    By Francois Chevalier
    It's amazing Ito see that the basic architecture has stayed consistent among the contending teams. Possibly as a result, there were few alterations to the design of the hulls between each team's first and second boats. The Americans of Oracle have focused from the beginning on lower resistance in both the water and the air, taking the risk of limiting reserve buoyancy at the bows.

    The details are extremely neat, and the cockpits are deeper than ETNZ in order to shield the crew a bit. However, looking closely at the sections, the forms of the forward portions of the hulls are more promising, relatively larger now in volume.

    12-Meter Outboard Power Cat
    By Westlawn Westlawn Grad. Corentin Bigot
    This pleasure craft is designed for production in series and built by a local shipyard in New Caledonia named AZUR MARINE. The design is ideal for family and friends weekend sailing in comfort. She has a good autonomy, good maneuverability, and a low draft. These features make her an ideal coastal cruiser. Her catamaran hulls are also designed for rough seas.

    Catamarans should be made to reduce weight and to increase length on the waterline. The hull shape is a wave-piercing catamaran with inverted bows. The aft hulls form is wide to reduce pitch.

    Orca3D User Tip: Corner Wrap Function
    By Bruce Hays
    One of the characteristics of tensor product NURBS surfaces is that they fundamentally have four corners and four edges. As they are applied to hull design, the four edges usually correspond to the sheer line, the stem, the bottom profile, and the transom edge. The four corners are the intersections of these four edges. Generally, the corners represent geometric discontinuities in the surface, with the exception of the stem-bottom profile
    corner (forefoot). Here, it's usually the case that a smooth transition is desired, with at least slope continuity, but preferably with curvature continuity (which requires a surface that is cubic in both the U and V directions). .

    WESTLAWN IS MOVING
    Westlawn Institute of Marine Technology is pleased to announce that it is moving to the Maine Maritime Museum, in Bath Maine.

    Effective July 15, 2014, Westlawn's new address and contact information will be:

    Westlawn Institute of Marine Technology
    c/o Maine Maritime Museum
    243 Washington Street
    Bath, Maine 04530
    Tel: 800-832-7430
    Tel: 207-747-0088
    Fax: 207-747-0084
    Email: info@westlawn.edu


    Read the complete articles and more in this issue.
    Go to:
    http://www.westlawn.edu/news/Masthead30/index.html

    Note:
    New issues of The Masthead are in Internet flipping-book format, with control icons are located on the bar at the bottom of the screen

    If you prefer to read it in standard PDF format, go to the new flipping-book format and click on the download button on the bottom gray bar.

    You can click on:

    http://www.westlawn.edu/news/index.asp#Newsletter

    To see all back issues and read whichever one you like.

    Dave Gerr, CEng FRINA
    Director, Westlawn Institute
    www.westlawn.edu
     
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