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.

Item Type: Article
ISSNs: 1877-7058 (print)
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
ePrint ID: 176485
Date Deposited: 08 Mar 2011 10:19
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 19:23
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/176485

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