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Finite Element Analysis of Mast Structure for Aerodynamic Loads


Mallappa Madakatti , Nagarjuna College of Engineering and Technology bengaluru; Dr. S. G. Gopala Krishna, Nagarjuna College of Engineering and Technology bengaluru.


Mast, Stays, Spiders, Boats, Finite Element Analysis


sailing is an important delivery mode from olden days to the existing era. Now an afternoon’s competitions are going on the sail boat designs. Crusing boats need to be designed for worst situation of loading in order that the structure can take any kind of loading. Because of the advances in the digital simulation generation, finite element methods can be efficiently used to optimise the improvement of sailing boat applications. Inside the present work, a catamaran shape used in the sailing utility is analysed for structural protection for the given design necessities. To begin with aerodynamic loads are calculated based totally at the design requirement of 44m2 projected regions. After thinking about the factors, aerodynamic load is calculated at the catamaran shape based totally on the standard formulae similarly the load distributed to stay wires also calculated based on its pre-stressed conditions. Buckling is the failure of the additives under compressive load. This buckling load could be usually smaller than the everyday operational loads. So any more shape need to be designed for buckling for longer life. Further 2 designs of spider shape is analysed for structural protection. The second design indicates higher structural balance as compared to the first one. But it has better mass and extra structural members. The layout dimensions are also represented in the Problem at the side of the finite element outcomes. One dimensional link1, pipe16 and beam188 elements are used to analyses the Problem.

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Paper ID: IJSRDV4I50077
Published in: Volume : 4, Issue : 5
Publication Date: 01/08/2016
Page(s): 139-142

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