Classic ship Alma Doepel structural analysis progressing

Bury design has been working for the past three years with the restoration team for the Alma Doepel. Built in 1904 the 130′ long wooden vessel has been out of service for some years, previously working as a sail training ship.

The new owners intend to fully restore her to commercial sea going standards and put her back to work into her sail training role.

Bury design has been tasked to create a structural restoration plan which addresses the keel hogging problem the vessel currently exhibits.

Working in conjunction with VPAC a full member by member Finite Element Analysis of the vessel was developed. This model was then used to determine the cause of the current structural deformations and to evaluate various remedial works possible.

The process is ongoing however the ship is expected to be lifted from the water and works started by early 2012.


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