Re: [bolger] Re:Hollow masts
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From: "Samson family" <Bill.Samson@...>
Sent: Tuesday, August 01, 2000 2:42 AM
Subject: [bolger] Re:Hollow masts
> I'm surprised that nobody has mentioned bamboo yet. [Craig - are you
> The original hollow spars were bamboo poles. As we all know, bamboo has
> evolved with little 'plugs' at intervals inside the hollow stem. Bamboo
> NEVER fails at a plug. Wouldn't it be a good idea, then, to investigate
> profile of bamboo 'plugs' and try to emulate them? Nature has a LOT of
Bamboo naturally corrects the stress risers at the plug. Bamboo is not a
true tube but a tubular bundle of tubular bundles.
Gordon Couger gcouger@...
Stillwater, OK www.couger.com/gcouger
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