VPP for Racing Skiff

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  1. bobby_mcgrath
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    bobby_mcgrath Junior Member

    Hi All,

    I am doing a design of a racing skiff for a senior design project. Does anyone know of a Velocity Prediction rogram (VPP) that would be suitable for this type of hull, that I would be able to get my hands on. Thanks for any help

    Bob McGrath
     
  2. Tim B
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    Tim B Senior Member

    if you're looking at a chined hull, you may be able to use a Savitsky method for the resistance, you'd have to check the limitations of this method though. Hazen's model would work for the rig.

    Tim B.
     
  3. CT 249
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    CT 249 Senior Member

    I've asked many of the top designers around, and some of those involved in leading edge NA CAD programmes. None of them believe that there is a VPP that will really work for skiffs or dinghies in all aspects.
     
  4. nico
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    There has been some work done (a MSc dissertation) on that at Southampton University.
    In itself, there are no differences between a common VPP and skiff VPP, you just need to get good resistance predictions.
     
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    Nico, who can we talk to at Southampton if we want to find out more?
     
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    Contact Dr Stephen R. Turnock at S.R.Turnock (AT) ship.soton.ac.uk
     

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    CT 249 Senior Member

    Thank you!
     
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