Real time simulation of tacking yachts: how best to counter the advantage of an upwind yacht


Spenkuch, Thomas, Turnock, Stephen, Scarponi, Matteo and Shenoi, Ajit (2010) Real time simulation of tacking yachts: how best to counter the advantage of an upwind yacht. Procedia Engineering, 2, (2), 3305-3310. (doi:10.1016/j.proeng.2010.04.149 ).

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In this paper we introduce a new wake model (NWM) for sailing yachts capable of representing the complex wake flow. We implemented the NWM into the yacht fleet race simulator Robo-Race and examined the effect of significant improvements in capturing the wind environment of a covered yacht on its performance and tactics. Various position options were investigated for maximising or minimising damaging effect of the leading or following yacht and were presented two case studies comparing the individual yacht performances.

Item Type: Article
ISSNs: 1877-7058 (print)
Keywords: unsteady sailing analysis, decision making, sailing manoeuvres, acc, sailing/watersports, performance sports, sailing manoeuvres
Subjects: T Technology > TC Hydraulic engineering. Ocean engineering
V Naval Science > VM Naval architecture. Shipbuilding. Marine engineering
Divisions: University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Engineering Sciences > Fluid-Structure Interactions
ePrint ID: 176515
Date Deposited: 08 Mar 2011 10:22
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 19:23
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/176515

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