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Old December 18th, 2010, 07:47 PM
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I'm going to go with the IRL option on locking these together - it allows the lock points to also be hoist points for the cargo handling gear. The locks used to secure one container to another IRL aren't very bulky and it seems reasonable to throw 4 of them in with the cost of each container...

That said, excellent work!
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Seems to me the "legs" on the containers would be subject to damage when moving about and possably damage soft floors of ships. If damaged they would not fit right and also get jammed. Part of the reason I suspect they are not used in real life. There is also the fact that they would be more likely to skid around on a flat surface.

But they still look great...
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Seems to me the "legs" on the containers would be subject to damage when moving about and possably damage soft floors of ships.
The cargo decks on my ships are made of the same material as the hull plating. Not soft. What are you using on your ships?
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Standard plating, but when you stack them more than 3 high all that pressure is going to be focused on those points. This could put dimples in the deck if the ship hits rough weather and bounces around. Also what are the containers made of? Could the legs stand the stress? How high do they get stacked at starports? What type of surfaces are they on on class C and D ports?

Lots of what ifs.....but then this is just nit picking your fine work....
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The feet have an area of 0.12m2.

The containers are ~3dt = 40.5m3. Full of water, they mass 40.5 tons.

That's 337,500 kg/m2, which AFAICT is no problem for concrete.
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Fair enough...no more nit picking....


More math than I could come up with though.
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Standard plating, but when you stack them more than 3 high all that pressure is going to be focused on those points. This could put dimples in the deck if the ship hits rough weather and bounces around.
Naw, if that were the case, the hull would be destroyed by dust during intra-system travel.
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