New simple engine mount.

Discussion in 'General Questions' started by boyntonstu, Jan 12, 2015.

  1. boyntonstu

    boyntonstu Member

    The triangle is the strongest geometric design.

    Looks like a simple bolt on system.

    If the kid did it, he is one really smart fellow!
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  2. butre

    butre Well-Known Member

    triangles are strong but they can be floppy if you leave a corner just hanging out. a gentle curve would be a better choice here
     
  3. troyg

    troyg Member

    The ARC is the strongest, not the triangle.
     
  4. boyntonstu

    boyntonstu Member

    The triangle is the strongest geometric shape, as it holds its shape and has a base which is very strong. The triangle is common in all sorts of building supports and trusses.


    If all three sides of a triangle are made of rigid material, the angles are fixed and cannot get larger or smaller without breaking at the joints, unlike a rectangle, for example, which can turn into a parallelogram and even collapse totally. If you take a rectangle and place one diagonal piece from corner to corner, you can make that strong and stable, too, but doing that makes two triangles.
     
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