Thoughts on the use of a commercial RANS code for sailing yacht design

William Lasher, Paul Zonneveld

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Abstract

The complex problem of predicting the aero- and hydro-dynamic forces acting on a sailing yacht is discussed. Computations for incompressible turbulent flow around an NACA 0012 airfoil using the commercial CFD code FIDAP are presented. Lift coefficient is predicted well, but drag coefficient is not. The potential for application of Reynolds Averaged Navier Stokes (RANS) codes to downwind sail aerodynamics is explored.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1997
EventProceedings of the 1997 ASME Fluids Engineering Division Summer Meeting, FEDSM'97. Part 16 (of 24) - Vancouver, Can
Duration: Jun 22 1997Jun 26 1997

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OtherProceedings of the 1997 ASME Fluids Engineering Division Summer Meeting, FEDSM'97. Part 16 (of 24)
CityVancouver, Can
Period6/22/976/26/97

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Lasher, W., & Zonneveld, P. (1997). Thoughts on the use of a commercial RANS code for sailing yacht design. Paper presented at Proceedings of the 1997 ASME Fluids Engineering Division Summer Meeting, FEDSM'97. Part 16 (of 24), Vancouver, Can, .