Reconstruction and Structural Design of a Scaled-down Historic Swedish Langskip
Advisor: Steve Alexander, Professor of Physics
The goal of this project is to recreate the process in which a traditional langskip Karvi would be made, the only difference being that it would be scaled down to 1/10th size. I would start by constructing the bow and the stern of the ship. From there I would lay the keel, attaching the front and end, all of these pieces would be made out of oak. Then the sides of the ship would be layer on top of this, made out of pine. The boards will be riveted together. Overall the ship will end up around 8 feet long and 30 inches wide at its max, depending on the keel size.