The final report of Force project and Downwind Aero Moments on Phase 2C has been released by the Sailing Yacht Research Foundation (SYRF).
The report is published online and contains the complete details about the project. The project got completed under the guidance of researchers Michael Richelsen and JB Braun of North Design Services.
In this paper a multi-part study has been done that used fluid-structure interaction (FSI), modeling to create a publicly accessible set of results consist of all the forces and aerodynamic moments for an array of downwind sails, wind speeds and angles.
Phase 2C studied these effects at apparent wind angles. Interestingly, the findings of the research have profound implications for the spinnaker sheet trimming parametric changes.
To examine the paper in every aspect, a paper in companion has also been written. This paper examines the use of simulations of RANS in identifying optimal downwind sail trim more closely. Submission of this paper has been done and it is pending for publication. Continue reading “SYRF Has New Updates To Share”