Now to distribute the force on the wall bolt perhaps one could install a whole column of bolts on the walls, and thread the suspension line through them like lacing a shoe...hammock to bolt, across the room to an opposing bolt, across the room again to a higher bolt still.... now there's a modeling problem...
thanks for chiming in One-Eye. Important to get this stuff right.
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20 minutes of wikipedia later, this is the only part I understand:
Back to the statics problem...Originally Posted by Wikipedia
Am I doing it right?
Back to my previous suggestion: Place eye bolts directly above where you want the ends of the hammock to be. Use a separate line for the vertical component of suspension and the horizontal component. Forces are now purely withdrawal forces (no pesky moments on eye bolts), and the nominal capacity can be simply calculated.