RAS Cabinet #1: Sketchup - Torsion Box Design and Layout

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Blog entry by sIKE posted 08-20-2008 08:04 AM 6865 reads 2 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I have been working on the design of the Cabinet of the RAS for sometime now. I finally got the Sketchup done for the frame of the Torsion Box.RAS Torsion Box Frame

I have been working on it for several hours this evening and have many more details worked out but that is gonna have to be for tomorrows blog.

The outside frame is of 3/4” MDF and the ribs are 1/2” MDF. I could as easily go with 3/4” ribs. But I think I will have minimum deflection in this configuration. Anyone disagree?

-- //FC - Round Rock, TX - "Experience is what you get just after you need it"

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#1 posted 08-20-2008 12:28 PM

Hi sIKE;

For a table that small, it is approaching overkill.

Actually, you passed overkill a while back, and I’m just being polite.

I doubt there be any deflection, even if a helicopter lands on it.

Looks good though, very nice sketch up work too.


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#2 posted 08-20-2008 02:57 PM


I am sure there is a bit of overkill going on here, the problem is the math of course. You want mare than one or two ribs going in each direction. After that you have to find some that work mathematicaly. Trust me the math and Sketchup damn near drove me crazy.

-- //FC - Round Rock, TX - "Experience is what you get just after you need it"

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