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.
thanks for your help
the shape of the load would have an effect on the capacity of the net, ie a sphere would have the most uniform distribution yet a rectangular object would have higher stress points around its edges.
I do not know if net makers take this into consideration when producing/designing their nets. they do however provide 'by law' a maximum load capacity & safe working load.
a net with smaller distance between its strands will be stronger than a net with huge spaces, is there a formula to work this out?