22 February, 2006

Design of Spars

In working on the Tern 2VS, I have come across a lot of information on the internet on how to size a spar for bending moment. Sadly, a lot of it seems to be generally wrong, and relies upon the underprediction of material properties to avoid disaster. I decided to evaluate how wrong the common method was, so I derived the correct equations. I put the writeup together here.

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