High Performance Racing Multihull, (Hull) Design Evaluation

Discussion in 'Multihulls' started by BRYD, Oct 11, 2013.

  1. BRYD
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    Hi there! I am currently studying for my last year of Yacht and Power Craft Design in the uk and have started my thesis on a High Performance Racing Multihull.

    I am currently looking for a non CFD method of evaluating the hull resistance and was wondering if anyone could help direct me.

    The Project is to design and develop a small wing sailed cat which is obviously very topical at present. for the wing i have acquired a multy-element 2d aerofoil analysis program from Hanley innovations and plan to use a CFD solver for further evaluation.

    For hull the resistance I am limited as I don't believe the VPP packages i have access to can accurately handle very slender hull forms. Similarly I understand the interface between mediums makes CFD based solutions difficult with regards to resources and budget.

    It would be great if anyone could give me a nudge in the right direction regarding this as well as any advice in the methodology in undertaking this project would be really gratefully received.

    Many thanks B.
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  4. BRYD
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    Thanks for reply's will have a look
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