A mathematical model has been developed to predict the distribution of lift over the rig of a yacht which gives the maximum forward speed. The model includes the effects of heel, wind gradient, and the presence of a gap between the foot of the sail and the deck. The aerodynamic performance of the rig is predicted using a simple numerical implementation of lifting line theory whilst the hydrodynamics of the hull are predicted from experiment data.
|Number of pages||18|
|Journal||Transactions of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects|
|Publication status||Published - 1992|
- aerodynamic performance
- yacht rig