Hydrofoils Applied to Canting-keel Yachts Milne, Richard en_US Helmore, Phillip en_US 2021-11-25T12:31:15Z 2021-11-25T12:31:15Z 2008 en_US
dc.description.abstract Hydrofoils have been applied to many different types of marine craft, including yachts. However, most of these have been for attempts at speed records or by inventors and, notably, the international Moth class, but so far not to modern racing yachts. They provide a number of advantages, and this project has investigated the feasibility of application to a modern canting-keel maxi yacht.The investigation began with drawing up a set of lines for a modern canting-keel maxi yacht. A resistance was then predicted, both with and without foils, using the Delft Systematic Yacht Series and a three-dimensional analysis of the foil-borne resistance. A towing rig was designed and constructed, and several models built and tested on open water and in a swimming pool to compare the resistance and performance, both with and without foils. Finally, a radio-controlled sailing model was constructed and tested, both with and without foils.The results showed a clear speed advantage for the foil-assisted maxi yacht. Just as with canting keels, fitting foils to an ocean-racing maxi will not be without its problems. However, the evidence is compelling, and it is considered only a matter of time before someone sets a precedent with a full-scale yacht, which others will follow. en_US
dc.language English
dc.language.iso EN en_US
dc.rights CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 en_US
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dc.source Legacy MARC en_US
dc.subject.other hydrofoils en_US
dc.subject.other resistance en_US
dc.subject.other yachts en_US
dc.title Hydrofoils Applied to Canting-keel Yachts en_US
dc.type Conference Paper en
dcterms.accessRights open access
dspace.entity.type Publication en_US
unsw.description.notePublic Original inactive link: en_US
unsw.relation.faculty Engineering
unsw.relation.ispartofconferenceLocation Sydney, Australia en_US
unsw.relation.ispartofconferenceName Pacific 2008 International Maritime Conference en_US
unsw.relation.ispartofconferenceProceedingsTitle Proceedings of Pacific 2008 International Maritime Conference en_US
unsw.relation.ispartofconferenceYear 2008 en_US
unsw.relation.originalPublicationAffiliation Milne, Richard, Thales Australia en_US
unsw.relation.originalPublicationAffiliation Helmore, Phillip, Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, UNSW en_US School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering *
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