Fluid structure interactions applied to downwind yacht sails

Trimarchi, Daniele, Vidrascu, Marina, Taunton, Dominic J., Turnock, Stephen and Chapelle , Dominique (2011) Fluid structure interactions applied to downwind yacht sails. In, 10e Colloque National en Calcul des Structures (CSMA 2011), Gien, FR, 09 - 13 May 2011. 6pp.


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Sail analysis is a rapidly evolving field, since it has a big impact in the performances of yachts. In the present approach, a weak coupling in Arbitrary Lagrangian Eulerian (ALE) configuration has been chosen. The flow is analyzed with a Reynolds Averaged Navier Stokes (RANS) Finite Volume (FV) solver with turbulence models, whereas the structural analysis is performed with non-linear MITC Shell Finite Elements (FE). The approach and examples are presented and discussed with regards to a two dimensional downwind sail section in turbulent flow.

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Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
V Naval Science > V Naval Science (General)
Divisions: University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Engineering Sciences > Fluid-Structure Interactions
ePrint ID: 187655
Date Deposited: 18 May 2011 08:14
Last Modified: 14 Apr 2014 11:00
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/187655

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