3D Laser Scanning for the digital reconstruction and analysis of a 16th Century clinker built sailing vessel
Author(s): Pat T Tanner
Using the Drogheda boat scaled physical model as a starting point, the following paper discusses a methodology that has been created to develop and analyse the hydrostatic and hydrodynamic characteristics of a reconstructed hull form. The physical boat model was 3D laser scanned and virtually modelled using commercially available CAD modelling software.
Using boatbuilding experience, the recorded model is then "repaired", rebuilding the entire vessel, including recreating any missing or damaged portions.
Each individual component is then solid modelled in the computer software and assigned a material. This enables the software to calculate important factors such as centre of gravity and density and establish a flotation condition.
This also enables the examination of external influences such as ballast, cargo and crew
Outputs include lines-plan, construction plan, hydrostatic data and handling characteristics. Using this approach quickly allows for multiple variables to be tested and modified to reach a definitive original hull form.
This Resource is Part of the Following Collections
- Digital Approaches in Nautical Archaeology: Practice and Prospect •
- Society for Historical Archaeology 2013
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3D Laser Scanning for the digital reconstruction and analysis of a 16th Century clinker built sailing vessel. Pat T Tanner. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Leicester, England, U.K. 2013 ( tDAR id: 428312)
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