# how do you calculate the break load of a cargo net?

• Aug 1st 2007, 02:49 PM
morph
how do you calculate the break load of a cargo net?
hiya,
I require a formula to calculate the strength or break load of a net - constructed from a 2mm diameter dyneema core cord. the cord has a guarenteed b/load of 280kg. if the distance between each cord was 100mm (forming an equally spaced matrix) is it possible to calculate the overall strength of the net?

assuming the load was applied evenly and any knots in the net didn't weaken or effect b/load.

wayne
• Aug 1st 2007, 06:30 PM
topsquark
Quote:

Originally Posted by morph
hiya,
I require a formula to calculate the strength or break load of a net - constructed from a 2mm diameter dyneema core cord. the cord has a guarenteed b/load of 280kg. if the distance between each cord was 100mm (forming an equally spaced matrix) is it possible to calculate the overall strength of the net?

assuming the load was applied evenly and any knots in the net didn't weaken or effect b/load.