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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 At 10e Colloque National en Calcul des Structures (CSMA 2011), France. 09 - 13 May 2011. 6 pp.

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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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Published date: 11 May 2011
Venue - Dates: 10e Colloque National en Calcul des Structures (CSMA 2011), France, 2011-05-09 - 2011-05-13
Organisations: Fluid Structure Interactions Group


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ORCID for Dominic J. Taunton: ORCID iD
ORCID for Stephen Turnock: ORCID iD

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Date deposited: 18 May 2011 08:14
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 11:44

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Author: Daniele Trimarchi
Author: Marina Vidrascu
Author: Stephen Turnock ORCID iD
Author: Dominique Chapelle

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