Measurement of dynamic forces experienced by an asymmetric yacht during a gybe, for use within sail simulation software
Banks, J., Webb, A., Spenkuch, T. and Turnock, S.R. (2010) Measurement of dynamic forces experienced by an asymmetric yacht during a gybe, for use within sail simulation software. Procedia Engineering, 2, (2), 2511-2516. (doi:10.1016/j.proeng.2010.04.024 ).
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Assessing the relative performance and appropriate race tactics of competitive yacht designs led to the development of a fleet sail racing simulation tool - Robo-Race . Dynamic wind tunnel tests of a scale model asymmetric spinnaker passing through a constant wind speed to determine heel and drive forces have been carried out. The results of this have been used to propose a new model that significantly improves the physical fidelity of the gybe manoeuvre within Robo-Race.
|Keywords:||gybe, sailing manoeuvres, sail simulation, wind tunnel testing, sail dynamics, robo-race|
|Subjects:||T Technology > TC Hydraulic engineering. Ocean engineering
V Naval Science > VM Naval architecture. Shipbuilding. Marine engineering
Q Science > QC Physics
|Divisions:||University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Engineering Sciences > Fluid-Structure Interactions
|Date Deposited:||08 Mar 2011 10:19|
|Last Modified:||01 Jun 2011 12:59|
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