Public Publications / 29.07.2020

Strength calculation of the keel

The extremely demanding strength calculation of the keel was done here in Finland by Aker Arctic’s Ville Valtonen. It was quite an accomplishment. An excellent collaboration was made with the world famous Designer Merf Owen. He has designed both Imoca Stark and this keel modification. When the calculation was finally completed, a 50-page report was printed and sent to an Imoca-class surveyor for review. It had addressed all strength requirements. If any changes were made or optimizations were still being sought, Ville Aker at Arctic put the heaviest variety on the computer in the evening and the results were ready in the morning. If the result did not meet the requirements, a new calculation was made the following night for the next plan…

The whole article in Finnish hereĀ