Tilted leg table curiosity

I spent a weekend at a Rock hotel. Well there was a lot of rock on the room, hallways, reception, everywhere! Well it’s a rock hotel! 🙂 The hotel was quite nice with a very good panoramic roof top with chill-out music (at least one place without rock in the hotel). On my room I noticed a table with tilted legs. I wondered if I sat on it, it would break.

Tilted table
Tilted table

The design is wonderful with black glass on top, however if I changed inclination of those legs even further would it break?  Could this design be used for a chair? Could I use 3 legs? could these legs be longer? These questions got in my mind.

Will it hold?

My today’s train trip is being quite interesting. As someone sat on a seat it wobbled. It made me think “how much would it hold”. Well, I enjoyed the seat design with it’s tubular shape and table attached to it.

Train seat
Train seat

This made me think also. How would I model this?

I have a few inputs/assumptions I already can imagine:

  • Assuming a 120Kg (more or less 250 pounds) person
  • Isotropic behaviour structural steel
  • Perfect welding connections (I know I know but it’s just a rough analysis)

Maybe these boundary conditions, hold the seat in place. I will also assume only one seat is present instead of the hole bundle.

Boundary condition of seat
Boundary condition of seat

On my next post I will follow up on the model building.

 

A world of opportunities in nature

Natures beauty in many ways shadows man’s work, its intricate complexity and detail has no rival. Representing natures many manifestations can be some what challenging. It is difficult not to get amazed with what nature offers us to discover.

JuJu the Spider
JuJu the Spider

However as in most of my life experiences I really need to adjust my expectations of the problem I have in hands to what I am actually able to do. So instead of taking the hole complexity of a certain problem , it is better to focus on simple parts. Like JuJu’s hair for instance! How would we model hair instead of modelling a complete spider? I have no clue but this looks like it will be quite an adventure. No clue how I would do it, and why I would need it in the first place.