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Paper Title: Flying Shape Prediction of Asymmetric Spinnakers - An Experimental Data Set for Validation of FSI-Simulations



H F Renzsch, Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands
K U Graf, University of Applied Sciences Kiel, Germany


In this paper the results of wind tunnel tests on two different asymmetric spinnakers are presented. During these tests forces and flying shapes at different apparent wind angles and trims were recorded by 6DoF balance and photogrammetry. As these tests are intended as a validation benchmark for FSI-simulations on downwind sails, the sail moulds, incident flow data as well as measured forces and flying shapes are available from the authors’ website.


Transactions RINA, Vol 159, Part B2, International Journal of Small Craft Technology, Jul-Dec 2017 

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DOI No: 10.3940/rina.ijsct.2017.b2.199

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