January 21, 2009

Animation of ClubStead in 15 foot waves

The next trickle from our engineering wrap-up: a video of the ClubStead design in a hydrodynamic simulation of movement in 15′ waves. [Download the WMV](, or watch it on YouTube:

One Comment on “Animation of ClubStead in 15 foot waves

January 23, 2009 at 5:53 pm

Great video, definitely… but I do have one concern with a structure like this, and hence, probably, a focus put on breakwaters:

There seems to be quite a lot of heft on the out edges as some of those waves go through.  I’m not sure of all the dimensions involved, but I think some of those up and down movements there could be ten feet in a matter of a few seconds.  It would definitely be less movement the closer you moved to the center, but I definitely wouldn’t be taking up jogging the perimeter in the mornings with reactions to swells like that.

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