thetiedarch

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About thetiedarch

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    Auckland, New Zealand
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    Structural Engineering, Bridges, Yachts and lusting over the dream of working for ETNZ - Grant, call me.

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    Artemis?

    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=654269974600669&set=a.654269894600677.1073741830.109933829034289&type=3&theater Photo's from LP's facebook raises an interesting question for me. I'm a structural engineer (bridges, not yachts), but I look at how the two diagonal members in the platform tie into rear beam and question the location of this connection. ETNZ's connect in where the beam meets the hull, therefore reducing the load on the beam in the horizontal plane, whereas Artemis' positions appear to put significant shear and bending forces into that beam? Now unless those diagonal members don't actually transfer load in that plane (possible, since I don't know or understand all the forces on these boats) but to me this seems like a really dumb move, especially since they've had so much trouble with their beams! I'd be keen to hear an actual yacht designers thoughts.