Practical CFD to compute resistance, sink and trim of fully appended sailing yachts

I. M. Viola, R. G.J. Flay, R. Ponzini

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Abstract

The Computational Fluid Dynamics analysis of the hydrodynamic performance of two America's Cup design candidates is presented. Two fully appended hulls were tested in a free to sink and trim condition. The experimental data of one of the two hulls was known a priori and was used to investigate several computational parameters, which are discussed in the present paper. The validated numerical model was used to predict the performance of the second hull, whose experimental data were unknown a priori. The a posteriori numerical/experimental comparison showed that the numerical model was able to predict the performance of the two hulls with a level of accuracy of the same order of magnitude of the experimental test.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication17th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference 2010
Pages587-590
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Event17th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference 2010, 17AFMC - Auckland, New Zealand
Duration: 5 Dec 20109 Dec 2010

Publication series

Name17th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference 2010

Conference

Conference17th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference 2010, 17AFMC
CountryNew Zealand
CityAuckland
Period5/12/109/12/10

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