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Lay-up Optimization For The Hull Of A Competition Sailing Yacht

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/OP010221

Volume

54

Pages

11

Published

2001

Size

1,242 kb

Author(s)

F. Cappello & A. Mancuso

Abstract

Lay-up optimization for the hull of a competition sailing yacht F. Cappello; A. Mancuso Department of Mechanics and Aeronautics-University of Palermo Italy Abstract Deformability and buckling load of yacht in fibers reinforced plastic sandwich depend on the skins stacked sequence. In this work an optimization of the laminae fibers direction of a competition yacht existing design is proposed. This procedure has been divided into three parts (i.e. material characterization; surface model definition; lay-up optimization). First of all a set of unidirectional specimens has been realized, by using the same fibers and matrix (carbon/epoxy) used for the hull as well as the same procedure and workers, in order to characterize the material according to the ASTM D3039, employing strain gage technique. In the second part, by means of an original software in Turbo-Pascal (which uses the half-width value matrix as an input) linked to Pro/ENGINEER, has been possible to obtain the body plan an

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