Monday, 25 November 2013

Keel FEA

** Thank you to Patrick "Paddy" Barry for his help with ANYSY**

The cumulation of many people's work.  The photo below show the results of the Finite Element Analysis (FEA) run on the keel of the new vessel.  The keel was designed by Matt Davidson and lofted in Rhino by Sam Eisener.  From there is was exported to ANSYS where Matha Luiza Vilela Hermann and Plinio Ferreira-Pinto performed the FEA.  The results can be seen in the photo below, revealing 14 mm of tip deflection and a maximum stress of around 100 MPa.

Keel Stress

Keel Deflection

Although only one element of the vessel design,  this analysis demonstrates the amount of team work needed to complete even a small project.  All of the people mentioned above brought unique and necessary skills to the table and through collaboration were able to achieve a far better end result than any of them on their own.

From here the keel will move into the production design stage.  Stay tuned for more developments.