New software to calculate and optimize sail forces

Discussion in 'Software' started by Remmlinger, Feb 21, 2023.

  1. Remmlinger
    Joined: Jan 2011
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    Remmlinger engineer

    I have written a program that uses the lifting-line method to calculate the sail forces for jib and mainsail. The trim parameters can be prescribed. It is possible to let the computer optimize the trim parameters to achieve the maximum driving force. The program can be downloaded here:
    3D Sail aerodynamics
    I recommend that you first download and read the user's manual. Then you can decide, if this is for you, and you can download a zipped file with the executable.
    Will Gilmore likes this.
  2. Mikko Brummer
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    Mikko Brummer Senior Member

    Wonderful Uli, great job. I will take a closer look with better time :)
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