Full Version: looking for some advice on creating a triangulated tower

From: Barry-H [#4]
 20 Oct
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Hi,
I have attached a sample drawing that might help.
Basically start with the central tube and one perimeter tube create the triangular shape you want (extend lines to allow for trimming of triangular tubes to the main vertical tubes) draw a circle for the size of the struts then sweep the triangles.
Hope this helps.
Barry

Attachments:
Tower.zip

Image Attachments:
Tower.png 

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From: metric tensor (METRIC_TENSOR) [#5]
 20 Oct
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Thanks everyone, the education begins :)

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From: bemfarmer [#6]
 20 Oct
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Assuming the same triangular pattern of struts, the perimeter struts will have to be longer than the struts connecting to the larger center tube.
This will be embarrassing when the astronauts weld or bolt in the wrong lengths:-)
Unless the robotic welders can tell the difference.
I'd like to see the engineering specs.
- B

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From: metric tensor (METRIC_TENSOR) [#7]
 20 Oct
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Fortunately in my computer game you get the ship pre-assembled. The FEA analysis will have to wait until I retire :)

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