New mast for the Vendée Globe 2016-2017
Use of the IMOCA class’ one-design wing mast mould
Construction at LORIMA from pre-preg carbon
Identical static moment to the previous mast required by the rule, with optimisation of the stiffness and safety
Outlining of the specifications with the client.
Calculation of the stiffnesses using the stick model and definition of the optimum scantlings.
Special attention paid to the static moment and accurate weight estimate
Drawing up of the manufacturing plan file
Monitoring of construction and static tests for validation of the calculated stiffnesses
EXCEL WEIGHT ESTIMATE TOOL
2D AUTOCAD PLANS