Re:hull thickness deduction

Re:hull thickness deduction

#33903
MICHAEL KERR
Participant

otaku and Gil,
Gil I use Rhino for its offset tool as you do and if you use plywood etc (plate developemnt in delft)for decks and superstructure you can offset them in Rhino so the ply plates dont overlap at the joins, say at the deck and cabin sides so one plate fits under the other which is a stronger joint.
The Tanks Module is a very interest bit of software, you not only can design tanks but floors, bunks, chart tables, bulkheads (with or without openings) and you can design a table or anything you like in Delft and import it into tanks. Any component that comes in contact with the inside of the hull not only follows the curature of the hull but has a bevel edge (hulls curve around as well as down or up)
But (there is always a but) you can design a tank that will follow the curve of the hull but when you offset from the hull the tank has flat sides. Ive talked to Marven about this, he was looking into designing an offset tool so the tanks would follow the curature of the hull and be offset with that curature, this would be usefull for oil tanks and the hulls of fishing boats. But for it to be useful to us, the different sides of the tank/tanks has to me independently offset from each other, eg sides of hulls are usually thicker than decks and superstructure.

Mike