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Designer: Hoad&More

Completed during Rubens time at Packman Lucas, this commission by P&O Ferries was for a lighting feature to be installed on-baord a newly built cruise ship.  

Designers Hoad&More proposed a striking centre-piece for the main atrium, with an 8-metre lighting feature which descends three floors from the deck above illuminating the surroundings. 

In designing the aluminium structure of the lighting feature we had to not only consider the static and dynamic loading, but also the possibility of the feature ‘resonating’ with any one of the on-board machines, motors, pumps etc. that go with life at sea. We were given the frequency spectra for all of the most significant machines that operate on the vessel and these were applied to the analysis model that we constructed for the piece. This exercise highlighted a number of resonances that would not have been acceptable and we undertook adjustments to mass/stiffness/location of its various elements so as to render the piece virtually vibration-free.

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