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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 At 11th Numerical Towing Tank Symposium. 07 - 09 Sep 2008. , pp. 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.

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Published date: September 2008
Venue - Dates: 11th Numerical Towing Tank Symposium, 2008-09-07 - 2008-09-09
Keywords: yacht race simulation, cfd
Organisations: Fluid Structure Interactions Group


Local EPrints ID: 63454
PURE UUID: 3ff38110-d596-436f-b3c1-1b55b86efbf8
ORCID for S.R. Turnock: ORCID iD

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Date deposited: 07 Oct 2008
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 14:17

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Author: T. Spenkuch
Author: S.R. Turnock ORCID iD
Author: A.M. Wright
Author: R.A. Shenoi

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