A multi-technique simultaneous approach for the design of a sailing yacht

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In this paper, most significant steps involved during the whole process of designing a sailing yacht are outlined. In particular, a novel simultaneous approach has been proposed to optimize the design process of a sailing yacht. Analytical resistance prediction models are simultaneously used with CAD systems and computational fluid dynamics tools to find, in the more effective way, the best solution for the chosen design conditions. As a general rule, in fact, once the target point has been decided, task of the designer is the definition of those systems of aerodynamic and hydrodynamic forces that are in equilibrium when the boat sails at its target. Unfortunately, a multi-purpose yacht does not exist. If the target point is in upwind sailing then, performances will be better for such a condition and worse for others. The effectiveness of the proposed procedure has been tested by means of a case study related to the design of hull, appendages and sails of a 15” yacht subject to box-rules, designed and manufactured at the University of Palermo.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)19-30
Numero di pagine12
RivistaInternational Journal on Interactive Design and Manufacturing
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2017

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