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The development and use of sailing simulation for IACC starting manoeuvre training


Binns, JR and Hochkirch, K and De Bord, F and Burns, I, The development and use of sailing simulation for IACC starting manoeuvre training, High Performance Yacht Design 2008 Conference Proceedings, 2 - 4 December 2008, Auckland, pp. CD Rom. ISBN 1-905040-53-9 (2008) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Sailing simulation has rapidly evolved over the last twenty years to be a useful tool in design optimisation, design evaluation, human factor analysis and beginner sailor training. The research work detailed in this paper explains a systematic approach to the development of a sailing simulation system suitable for use by elite sailor in the preparation of starting manoeuvres. An advanced velocity prediction programme was used to simulate the steady state force balance based on towing tank and wind tunnel experiments. The dynamic terms in the equations have been estimated by a systematic series of full scale tests of increasing complexity. The final simulation was incorporated into existing race analysis software permitting its use by professional sailors without the need for learning additional software skills.

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Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Research Division:Mathematical Sciences
Research Group:Numerical and computational mathematics
Research Field:Optimisation
Objective Division:Manufacturing
Objective Group:Computer, electronic and communication equipment
Objective Field:Integrated systems
UTAS Author:Binns, JR (Professor Jonathan Binns)
ID Code:53965
Year Published:2008
Deposited By:NC Maritime Engineering and Hydrodynamics
Deposited On:2009-02-03
Last Modified:2015-02-04
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