Sailboat Seakeeping Experiments-VPP

Discussion in 'Hydrodynamics and Aerodynamics' started by papadon, Nov 26, 2012.

  1. papadon
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    papadon New Member

    Hi, i am finishing my Master's thesis measuring added resistance and side force on a BOC 50 (1/4 scale) sailboat model in specific wave spectrums and would like to compare the results with the ones of a VPP program.
    I would like to know (if anyone has done something similar) if it is best to do the comparison between the results(test tank-VPP) on model scale, or 1/1 scale.
    Thanks, John.
     
  2. Mikko Brummer
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    Mikko Brummer Senior Member

    I don't think a VPP would do a good job on your model sized boat's resistance, so you would be better off converting the model tests to full size, and then compare to the VPP.
     
  3. papadon
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    papadon New Member

    That is also my conclusion. The VPP i am using is not giving good results on 1/4 scale, so i will convert the test tank results to full scale and compare.
    Many thanks, John.
     
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