The screen is reportedly the largest screen of its type developed to date, and can be deployed in less than four minutes.
The screen is reportedly the largest screen of its type developed to date, and can be deployed in less than four minutes.

Solico, which makes composites for maritime, architectural, defence and industry is working with Structor Engineering to develop a 25m2 outdoor cinema screen to be installed on an 80 m superyacht.

The screen is reportedly the largest screen of its type developed to date, and can be deployed in less than four minutes.

According to Solico, the screen had to work in up to 14 knots of wind so required parts with weight reduction, stiffness and confirmation of wind loads. 

 In coordination with Structor and Solico, a 1:50 scale model of the yacht and screen was tested in the University of Eindhoven’s wind tunnel, delivering extremely reliable design input data for the screen support structure. 

 Solico helped develop carbon parts including the telescopic tubes, top member, side tubes and bottom member of the supporting structure for the cinema screen.  These components were produced by Structor’s sub-contractors, with Solico coordinating design details between the frame components and the screen membrane itself. 

This story uses material from Solico, with editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.