How to be the best at sail pumping?
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Pumping or flicking1 is often used by sailors to get extra propulsion while sailing (subject to restrictions by the racing rules2). Common unsteady sailing situations, due to crew action (e.g. manoeuver like gybing3) or environment conditions (e.g. pitching in waves4, 5) can be reproduced in tunnel testing with accurate flow and yacht attitude4 control. Repeated pumping generating unsteady effects on aerodynamic forces6 is investigated here with a dynamic trimming system. Results are presented for different apparent wind angles (AWA) to determine the best pumping conditions and better understand the physical mechanisms involved.
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Numerical study of a Flexible Sail Plan submitted to pitching : Hysteresis phenomenon and effect of rig Adjustments AUGIER, Benoit; HAUVILLE, Frédéric; BOT, Patrick; AUBIN, Nicolas; DURAND, Mathieu (Elsevier, 2014)A numerical investigation of the dynamic Fluid Structure Interaction (FSI) of a yacht sail plan submitted to harmonic pitching is presented to analyse the system's dynamic behaviour and the effects of motion simplifications ...
AUBIN, Nicolas; AUGIER, Benoit; SACHER, Matthieu; BOT, Patrick; HAUVILLE, Frédéric; FLAY, Richard G.J. (SNAME, 2017)An experiment was performed in the Yacht Research Unit’s Twisted Flow Wind Tunnel (University of Auckland) to test the effect of dynamic trimming on three IMOCA 60 inspired mainsail models in an upwind ( AW = 60°) unheeled ...
AUBIN, Nicolas; AUGIER, Benoit; BOT, Patrick; HAUVILLE, Frédéric; FLOCH, Ronan (Elsevier, 2016)This work presents a full-scale experimental study of a yacht rig and sails in real upwind sailing conditions and a comparison with Fluid Structure Interaction (FSI) simulations with the ARAVANTI model (Finite Element ...
AUBIN, Nicolas; AUGIER, Benoît; BOT, Patrick; HAUVILLE, Frédéric; SACHER, Matthieu; FLAY, Richard (2016)An experiment was performed in the Yacht Research Unit’s Twisted Flow Wind Tunnel (University of Auckland) to test the effect of dynamic trimming on three IMOCA 60 inspired mainsail models in an upwind (AWA = 60 ) unheeled ...
Performance enhancement of downwind sails due to leading edge flapping: A wind tunnel investigation AUBIN, Nicolas; AUGIER, Benoit; DEPARDAY, Julien; SACHER, Matthieu; BOT, Patrick (Elsevier BV, 2018)This work presents a wind tunnel experimental study on the effect of the leading edge flapping on the aerodynamic performance of a spinnaker. Four J80-class spinnaker models, combining two different assembling structures ...