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

1. ## 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

2. 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.