Thinking about how little time we have to build the "Ocean Imagineer"
- with the highest safety standards
- In time
- in budget
Lead us to study how to manufacture aluminium trusses.
This video was also super helpful to verify the truss proportions, materials, and what we can expect from the structure:
This Kilo Newton to Kg was also quite handy!
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This video also greatly illustrates the tension phenomenons in different truss designs:
In our case, we cannot be inspired by a bridge truss as our structure will be at sea, with dynamic loading.
This video showing a of cranes -which are made of truss under highly variable load and natural element stress- was also an inspiration:
Before we inaugurate our structure, I suggest we make a load and deflection test like this one:
I also loved this DIY manufacturing video
But I think we aim to do something more like this in Tsuen Wan: