Plate thickness in scale


Gregor81

Member
Dec 24, 2018
1
1
3
Hello to all ET members! To get a feel of the strength of Titanic's hull: if one made a 1:100 model, what scale (thickness) would the plating and other structural elements have to be in order to replicate the relative strength of the hull? Also, what would be the bending force to remain in scale?
Kind regards, Gregor
 
  • Like
Reactions: 1 user

Dave Gittins

Member
Apr 11, 2001
5,016
248
333
The central part of the hull was made of one inch thick plates, so at 100th scale it would be .01" thick. This is about the thickness of an average tin can. Plating near the bow was only .6" thick. I wish you luck working with such thin material. I'll leave the bending properties to the engineers.
 
  • Like
Reactions: 1 user

Similar threads