FINITE ELEMENT ANALYSIS
FEA: Finite element analysis is a method of describing the geometrical and mechanical characteristics of the whole yacht, as well as elements of it with the goal to simulate the behaviour of different structural solutions under a prescribed loading condition.
The output takes the form of stress and deformation maps, and the design is amended until both come within our objectives. This is key to obtaining a safe and capable structure at the lowest possible weight.
FEA also clarifies the critical interaction between rig and hull stiffness. A soft rig on a stiff yacht (or a stiff rig on a soft yacht) don’t make for a happy marriage.
Thus, we can supply the spar and rigging manufacturer with a clear objective that fits with the overall character and program of the yacht.