[Public-List] calculation of Chainplate sizing including knee strength

David Tessier dfjtessier at hotmail.com
Sun Mar 29 20:22:08 PDT 2009

The calculation shown on page 7 of the newsletter from the Westlawn Institute of Marine Technology at the following website provides a simple formalism for calculating chainplate attachment strength.  A key parameter is the strength of the knee...


www.       westlawn.edu/news/WestlawnMasthead07_Sept08.pdf


Certainly elongated holes in the knees/bulkheads, whatever the chainplate bolt diameters, is cause for concern...





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