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Computational study of sail performance of a racing yacht
Year:2008
Research Areas
  • Maritime transport
Information
Abstract
It is important to understand flow characteristics and performance of sails for both sailors and designers who want to have an efficient thrust of yacht. In this article, the airflow around yacht sails with imposed final geometry is simulated using a CFD reproducing full scale measurements. The code is a commercial viscous CFD based on Reynolds-averaged Navier-Stokes equations. Three sets of sails are considered: two mainsails alone and one set of mainsail with jib and the parameters in study are mainly the lift, drag, center of effort and pressure coefficient over the sails. The results are compared with both experimental data and numerical computations obtained of other studies. It is concluded that there is good agreement between numerical calculations and full scale data.
International
No
Congress
47º Congreso de Ingeneiría Naval e Industria Marítima
960
Place
Palma de Mallorca
Reviewers
No
ISBN/ISSN
00-0000-000-0
Start Date
16/10/2008
End Date
18/10/2008
From page
1
To page
12
Ponencias del 47º Congreso de Ingeniería Naval e Industria Marítima
Participants
  • autor: Patricia Izaguirre Alza (UPM)
  • Autor: Ricardo Zamora Rodriguez (UPM)
  • Autor: Luis Perez Rojas (UPM)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: CEHINAV (Canal de Ensayos Hidrodinámicos de la E.T.S.I. Navales)
  • Departamento: Arquitectura y Construcción Navales
  • Departamento: Enseñanzas Básicas de la Ingeniería Naval
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