Trimaran Stesses

Discussion in 'All Things Boats & Boating' started by Fanie, Dec 23, 2007.

  1. Fanie
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    Fanie Fanie

    Can someone pls indicate where the biggest strssses are expected in a trimaran structure setup.

    It seems it would be where the beams are connected to the centre hull, but I need to make sure.

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. Fanie
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    Fanie Fanie

    Someone must have some idea...
     
  3. Wynand N
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    Wynand N Retired Steelboatbuilder

    Possibly at the chainplates when the mast is in compression and that goes without saying the mast compression strut if the mast is deck stepped.
     

  4. Fanie
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    Fanie Fanie

    Dankie Wynand,
    I guess the usual overkill is the safest way...
     
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