Aero-Hydrodynamics and the Performance of Sailing Yachts: The Science Behind Sailboats and Their Design / Edition 1

Aero-Hydrodynamics and the Performance of Sailing Yachts: The Science Behind Sailboats and Their Design / Edition 1

by Fabio Fossati
     
 

A groundbreaking introduction to how sailboats behave, and a guide for predicting the performance of a modern sailing yacht

Aero-hydrodynamics and the Performance of Sailing Yachts is the first major yacht design treatise to come along in a decade. With its cutting-edge explanations of how sails, keels, and rudders interact with their respective

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Overview

A groundbreaking introduction to how sailboats behave, and a guide for predicting the performance of a modern sailing yacht

Aero-hydrodynamics and the Performance of Sailing Yachts is the first major yacht design treatise to come along in a decade. With its cutting-edge explanations of how sails, keels, and rudders interact with their respective fluids to make a boat sail--and of how to use that knowledge to optimize a boat--this is a book that every student of yacht design will want on his or her shelf.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780071629102
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date:
12/11/2009
Pages:
368
Sales rank:
1,070,504
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.90(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

1.The physical model of yacht motion

2.The hydrodynamics of a sailing boat

3.Shapes

4.More about the hydrodynamics of a sailing boat

5.Sailing yacht aerodynamics

6.Steady state dynamics of a sailing boat

7.More about sailing boat dynamics

8.Physical model testing

9.Performance Prediction

10.Notes on the use of numerical methods in yacht design

Appendix 1. Elements of fluid mechanics

Appendix 2. Elements of boat hydrostatics

Appendix 3. The IMS rating rule

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