The use of CFD in modelling blanketing effects for yacht race simulations


Spenkuch, T., Turnock, S.R., Wright, A.M. and Shenoi, R.A. (2008) The use of CFD in modelling blanketing effects for yacht race simulations. In, 11th Numerical Towing Tank Symposium, Brest, France, 07 - 09 Sep 2008. Brest, France, ENSIETA, 126-131.

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A detailed examination of the performance of a typical upwind sail rig arrangement was carried out for different heel and yaw angles using a commercial Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) solver. Experimental wind tunnel data provided by the Wolfson Unit for Marine Technology and Industrial Aerodynamics were used to validate the calculated CFD results. The computed results demonstrate good agreement and the effect of mesh density on the flow solution is presented. The purpose of this work is to identify the downwind position and track of the resultant sail vortex system. The ability to model correctly this behaviour within a yacht race simulation is critical to identifying the blanketing effect between two yachts.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Keywords: yacht race simulation, cfd
Subjects: V Naval Science > VM Naval architecture. Shipbuilding. Marine engineering
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
Divisions: University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Engineering Sciences > Fluid-Structure Interactions
ePrint ID: 63454
Date Deposited: 07 Oct 2008
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 18:45
Publisher: ENSIETA
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/63454

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