Technical Forum

Technical forum

Below is an index of presentations, conference papers, Technical notes and technical case studies relevant to composite structural design. As every structure has its own requirements, we would always advise consulting one of our engineers before making decisions based on this information, which is provided in good faith but without warranty.

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Technical Papers Racing Yachts:

Sink or Swing – The fundamentals of keel structures
Canting keels
Measurement of accelerations and keel loads on canting keel race yachts
An alternative approach to the design of structures exposed to slamming loads
Insights from the Load Monitoring Program for the 2014-2015 Volvo Ocean Race

Technical Papers Super Yachts:

Challenges associated with design and build of composite sailing superyachts
Comfortable structure, 3rd high Performance Yacht Design Conference, 2008
UD plank and their effect on deck design
Deck Hatch
Work load to break load – Safety factors in composite yacht structures

Motor Yachts & Power Boats:

Composite technology for work boats – Can composites pay their way?

Military & Commercial Vessels:

Revolutionising the RIB
Development of production orientated advanced composite RIBS