publication . Article . 2000

Developments of an Interactive Sail Design Method

S. M. Malpede; M. Vezza;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2000 Journal: Acta Polytechnica (issn: 1210-2709, eissn: 1805-2363, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: CTU Central Library
This paper presents a new tool for performing the integrated design and analysis of a sail. The features of the system are the geometrical definition of a sail shape, using the Bezier surface method, the creation of a finite element model for the non-linear structural analysis and a fluid-dynamic model for the aerodynamic analysis. The system has been developed using MATLAB(r). Recent sail design efforts have been focused on solving the aeroelastic behavior of the sail. The pressure distribution on a sail changes continuously, by virtue of cloth stretch and flexing. The sail shape determines the pressure distribution and, at the same time, the pressure distribut...
free text keywords: Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General), TA1-2040
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