THE APPLICATION OF COMPUTATIONAL FLUID DYNAMICS TO SAILS

This paper presents examples of the application of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) in understanding the aerodynamics of sails. The basic principles of the generation of lift and the jib-mainsail slot effect for thin soft sails are reviewed. The application of this technology to the 12-meter yacht mast design problem is presented. The paper concludes with an experimental study of the use of CFD techniques in understanding the design problems of a multi-element solid-wing sail.

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 12p.

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  • Accession Number: 00658967
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Technical Information Facility
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 21 1994 12:00AM