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Investigation of tacking strategies using an America's cup 45 catamaran simulator

Investigation of tacking strategies using an America's cup 45 catamaran simulator
Investigation of tacking strategies using an America's cup 45 catamaran simulator
The recent America's Cup has demonstrated the extreme performance capability of the AC45 and AC72 catamarans. The high cost and risk of catastrophic failure has imposed restrictions on the availability of these boats for training. As a consequence the use of simulators to allow shore-based training becomes an attractive option. The aim of this study is to use a recently developed AC45 tacking simulator to investigate the optimum tack sequence by conducting a parametric study of user control inputs based on previously recorded time histories. The study will provide a better understanding of the influence of the input parameters on the tack and allow improved shore-based training programmes to be developed.
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Marimon Giovannetti, Laura
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Lidtke, Artur Konrad
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Taunton, Dominic J.
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Marimon Giovannetti, Laura
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Lidtke, Artur Konrad
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Taunton, Dominic J.
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Marimon Giovannetti, Laura, Lidtke, Artur Konrad and Taunton, Dominic J. (2014) Investigation of tacking strategies using an America's cup 45 catamaran simulator. Procedia Engineering, 72, 811-816. (doi:10.1016/j.proeng.2014.06.137).

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The recent America's Cup has demonstrated the extreme performance capability of the AC45 and AC72 catamarans. The high cost and risk of catastrophic failure has imposed restrictions on the availability of these boats for training. As a consequence the use of simulators to allow shore-based training becomes an attractive option. The aim of this study is to use a recently developed AC45 tacking simulator to investigate the optimum tack sequence by conducting a parametric study of user control inputs based on previously recorded time histories. The study will provide a better understanding of the influence of the input parameters on the tack and allow improved shore-based training programmes to be developed.

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e-pub ahead of print date: 19 June 2014
Published date: 2014
Organisations: Fluid Structure Interactions Group

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Local EPrints ID: 372719
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/372719
PURE UUID: f107d605-eb60-4e4b-84fd-23a4e620273c
ORCID for Artur Konrad Lidtke: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-2687-3083
ORCID for Dominic J. Taunton: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-6865-089X

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Date deposited: 18 Dec 2014 11:19
Last modified: 09 Jan 2022 02:57

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