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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), pp. 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.

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Published date: June 2010
Keywords: unsteady sailing analysis, decision making, sailing manoeuvres, acc, sailing/watersports, performance sports
Organisations: Fluid Structure Interactions Group


Local EPrints ID: 176515
PURE UUID: 6810aab2-d157-49c4-8384-ed379fd68035
ORCID for Stephen Turnock: ORCID iD

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Date deposited: 08 Mar 2011 10:22
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 12:08

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Author: Thomas Spenkuch
Author: Stephen Turnock ORCID iD
Author: Matteo Scarponi
Author: Ajit Shenoi

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