For prismatic shapes with no curvature, it is simple to construct models using acrylic (Plexiglass is a common brand name), polycarbonate ... If the model is very large, and the skin relatively thin, it may be possible to cold form acrylic, but the minimum bend radius is about 180 ... The formed panels were then cemented to the frames, which had been previously attached to the deck (1/4 inch thick for rigidity).
|Title||:||Proceedings of the Twenty-first American Towing Tank Conference|
|Author||:||Richard F. Messalle|
|Publisher||:||National Academies - 1987|