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On the road to establishing ventilation probability for Moth sailing dinghies


Barden, TA and Binns, JR, On the road to establishing ventilation probability for Moth sailing dinghies, Proceedings of the 18th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference, 3-7 December, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia, pp. 1-4. ISBN 9780646583730 (2012) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Ventilated cavity formation mechanisms are investigated for a surface piercing T-foil. Theoretical and experimental data were reviewed, identifying the most probable development process of cavity inception. A numerical analysis was then conducted for a surface-piercing International Moth T-foil over a range of realistic operating conditions using a commercial RANS code. This enabled an identification of the particular sailing conditions of increased ventilation probability. The analysis results are presented as a series of polar plots indicating the ventilation inception potential of a T-foil at a given wind speed over a full spectrum of true wind angles.

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Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Research Division:Engineering
Research Group:Maritime engineering
Research Field:Naval architecture
Objective Division:Transport
Objective Group:Water transport
Objective Field:Domestic passenger water transport (e.g. ferries)
UTAS Author:Barden, TA (Mr Thomas Barden)
UTAS Author:Binns, JR (Professor Jonathan Binns)
ID Code:82611
Year Published:2012
Deposited By:NC Maritime Engineering and Hydrodynamics
Deposited On:2013-02-07
Last Modified:2014-08-12
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