Refitting of an Eco-Friendly sailing yacht: Numerical prediction and experimental validation

Giuseppe Pitarresi, Antonio Mancuso, Davide Tumino, Davide Tumino

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A 4.60 m sailing yacht, made with a flax fiber composite and wood, has been refitted with the aim of hull weight reduction and performance improvement during regattas. The first objective was obtained with a lightening of internal hull reinforcements while the second one with a reduction of the maximum beam, in order to minimize the longitudinal moment of inertia. The refitting was first simulated via CAD-FEM interaction to establish the feasibility of the procedure and to verify the structural integrity. The resulting hull was then instrumented with strain gauges and tested under typical rigging and sailing conditions. Results obtained by the numerical modeling and measured from experiments were compared.
Lingua originaleEnglish
Titolo della pubblicazione ospiteLecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering
Numero di pagine10
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2017

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Automotive Engineering
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes

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