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Strength analysis of Witchcraft sandwich composite boards – David Cadel compares heel area and bottom areas

January 4th, 2018 Posted by Uncategorized No Comment yet

Witchcraft boards are known for their strength but so far this was based on experience and not on calculations.  It is hard to know how high the forces on a board actually are when sailing but we can compare a board’s resistance against the most common failures. So we asked engineering student David Cadel from France to perform strength analyses on these 2 main areas: heel area and bottom. Besides comparing the strength of new boards, also fatigue was taken into consideration.

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