Pressure measurements on full-scale and model-scale upwind sails

Ignazio Maria Viola, E. Gauvain, R.G.J. Flay

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The pressure distribution on upwind sails was investigated both with model-scale pressure tapped sails in a wind tunnel and with full-scale sails tested on a 24-foot yacht. The present paper summarises the results of the tests describing the pressure distributions on the two sails. The flow field correlated with the pressure measurements is also discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2010
Event17th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference - Auckland, New Zealand
Duration: 5 Dec 20109 Dec 2010


Conference17th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference
Country/TerritoryNew Zealand


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