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Practical problem -anchoring

  1. Dec 8, 2009 #1
    Hello -

    I was wondering if anyone would help me with some calculations - using the diagram I have attached.

    We are trying to hang three hammocks from three achors - and would like some help calculating the load on each anchor.

    Even a best guess or ball park answer would be nice - or if you want to be exact you can request more information if needed...

    Thanks for your time!

    Hammock Guy

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  3. Dec 8, 2009 #2


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    I would say 400lbs, you want a safety margin anyway so no need to worry about splitting the forces.
    You also need to account for the instantaneous force when somebody sits down quickly - so you might want to double that.
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