Re: Frame Development

DELFTship forum Feature requests Frame Development Re: Frame Development

Peter Edmonds

I’m VERY new to DELFTship, and am still feeling my way.

In a pre-DEFLTship environment, I have received a design where the hull shape (a barge shape with shaped bow and deadrise) had been done in AutoCAD. I don’t know the derivation process, but the plate transverse frame outlines were generated.

I am working in the SolidWorks environment, and am looking to feed DELFTship shapes, normally with developable shell plating, into SW model through IGES surfaces. The internal framing can then be fitted quire readily to the internal faces of the shell. This includes stringers which may be at a constant offset across the shell plating, as well as the orthogonal and raked plane cases. Doing this is still very much a work in progress.

I have been able to fair longitudinal lines in 3D space in SolidWorks, and build hull shell surfaces. However, SW doesn’t address the developability; hence the call to bring DELFTship into the process.

I hope this helps.