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The effect of the Mast on Sail Performance
Year:2010
Research Areas
  • Naval engineering
Information
Abstract
In this study, the airflow around a yacht sail with imposed final geometry is simulated using a CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) code reproducing full scale measurements. The code is a commercial viscous CFD based on Reynolds-Averaged Navier-Stokes (RANS) equations. The purpose of this article is to consider the effect of the mast on the performance of a sail. This research is related to a previously and published investigation written by the first author. That research was based on the aerodynamics of sails alone due to the lack of knowledge in regards to the geometry of the mast. The contribution of this new research is the calculation of how the mast affects sail performance using a recently acquired software. Furthermore, a methodology for the study of sails has been developed using this last software. The pressure coefficient on the sail, driving and side forces are computed among other variables.. The results are compared with both reference data obtained by full scale measurements. It is concluded that there is good agreement between the current results and the reference data.
International
Si
Congress
IV Simposio Internacional de Diseño y producción de yates de motor y vela
960
Place
Madrid (España)
Reviewers
Si
ISBN/ISSN
0000000000000
Start Date
06/05/2010
End Date
07/05/2010
From page
159
To page
168
MDY'10
Participants
  • Autor: Patricia Izaguirre Alza (UPM)
  • Autor: Luis Perez Rojas (UPM)
  • Autor: Ricardo Zamora Rodriguez (UPM)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: CEHINAV (Canal de Ensayos Hidrodinámicos de la E.T.S.I. Navales)
  • Departamento: Enseñanzas Básicas de la Ingeniería Naval
  • Departamento: Arquitectura y Construcción Navales
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