Hello everyone. Some notes about the meeting of today :
Cesar, Peter, Francois, Roberto, Logan, and the rest of the Rotterdam team [please update]
2. Current research
3/4 pages on website feedback
3. Francois research
4. Planning and Budget
5. Integration of Francois + Gonzalo
3 sub-groups :
1. Spine-based hull, moving around a flexible axe
2. Tickles, rigid segments + flexible joints
3. The controversial catamaran
Currently half scale
Catamaran : looks easier to attach the tail to the mast, but is not consistent with the global aim of the project, which is :
However it is still worth looking in that direction because we can learn a lot (might impact other designs ?)
How to compare a rigid and a flexible hull ?
-> easy to build a rigid hull out of a flexible one => we can compare then !
Joshua is going to Chile with Gonzalo and make some towing tests on the booms / sheets.
No dynamic validation of hull design or models is expected from them.
Instead, we have the possibility to carry out testing every week in Rotterdam, but without any physical measurement.
+ two cameras needed (one fixed, one moving with the load) for recording tests => see w/ Gonzalo and Josh.
Cesar has worked on oil-spill imagery and knows people developing cheap solutions.
See Remote Sensing documentation page for more info.
See this file (general calendar) : please edit your status and planned availability.
Budget looks good, Etienne can back up in case we need to (either from DNV funding or from his charity)
this file (Qualication Basis) : head of each group should update its part and comment on the rest.