8104Re: [bolger] Computing Displacement
- Oct 31, 2000No math god either, I'm finding hull design increasingly fascinating -
definitely one of those situations where the more you learn , the more there
is to learn :) There are some great freeware/shareware software packages out
there for doing the 'grunt work' calculation in basic hull design. My
current favourite is Gregg Carlson's Chine Hull Designer (available in the
Vault). Ten minutes typing the values from your re-design into the program
and you can see visually the results of the changes.
At the risk of teaching my grandmother to suck eggs; a couple of words of
caution - when you modify a hull design by differing proportions (as opposed
to simply scaling all the dimensions up or down by a uniform percentage) the
resultant hull will not behave in the same way as the original. The 600lb
quoted is of course a maximum load, and not the displacement at the
waterline shown on the plans.
See http://www.ace.net.au/schooner/redesign.htm#start :)
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