Principles of Yacht Design

Fig 6.30 Influence of trailing edge geometry on vibration level academic interest. On the contrary, they may cause severe vibrations and noise in the entire hull at speeds where resonance occurs. Using the information in Fig 6.30 these problems can be solved. Advanced section The NACA sections presented above are quite efficient and useful for design most sailing yachts. However, under certain conditions more advanced sections have been used. This is so in connection with the America's Cup and...

Rig Construction

Required transverse moment of inertia, ix, for the mast 7.25 for wood (Spruce) 70500 E for other materials l(n) actual panel length kj 1.55 for deck stepped masts 1.00 for keel stepped masts When calculating Ix for panel 2 PT is decreased by When calculating ix for panel 3 PT is decreased by D1 is taken from Fig 11.6 for a single spreader rig. D1 and D2 are taken from Fig 11.7 for a double spreader rig. Fig 11.9 Transverse mast dimensioning Transverse mast The tension in the shrouds and stays...

High Speed Hydrodynamics

Fig 10.8 Moments, trim and resistance Linear interpolation between two computed moments, M1 and M2, at two trims, t, and r2, to find r0, giving zero moment Linear interpolation between two computed frictionol resistance values RfJ and Rf2 to find Rf0 corresponding to the trim angle rQ be that the lift is still large enough. If it is not, the hull will sink down until the increased hydrostatic buoyancy will make up for the loss in hydrodynamic lift. In both cases there is an increase in friction...

NRIG

This chapter deals with the dimensioning and construction of the rig. Over the years different methods have evolved, ranging from old rules of thumb for solid wooden spars to sophisticated computer models for exotic composite materials. We will take a middle line, using accepted standard engineering practices as they are used in the Nordic Boat Standard (NBS). The reason for using this NBS standard instead of ABS or Lloyd's Register is the simple fact that NBS is one of the few yacht scantling...

Balance

Certainly, the underwater body is a wing of a very peculiar shape and thickness distribution, and the aspect ratio is small, but wing theory at least shows that there is no reason to assume that the hydrodynamic CLR should coincide with the geometric one. Various ways to find an approximate position of the hydrodynamic CLR have been proposed. Professor J Gcrritsma suggested a method for fin-keel yachts in which only the keel and rudder are considered. To...

Keel and Rudder Design

The increase in induced resistance is around 1 for taper ratio deviations of 0.4 from the optimum (as appears from Fig 6.9). Since the induced resistance is only 8 of the total in upwind sailing (and less downwind), according to Fig 5.4, the increase in total resistance due to the too high taper ratio is less than 0.1 . This is certainly compensated for by the stability increase. Thin sections at the root and fat ones at the tip are favourable for several reasons. Most importantly, this lowers...

Propeller and Engine

Propeller Advance Velocity Flow Velocity

Propeller Propeller blades act as wings when the propeller rotates and advances characteristics through the water. A section of a blade at a certain radius is shown in Fig 9.5. It can be seen that the resulting velocity, to which the blade is exposed, is composed of the axial component (due to the forward motion) and the tangential component (due to the rotation). The former is normally not exactly equal to the yacht speed, but somewhat lower, since the propeller operates in the wake behind the...

Hull Design

To be any particular variation with length, at least not below 12 m (Lwl), which is the upper limit for the data used for evaluating these numbers. Our YD-40 represents the average with a ballast ratio of 0.45. The keel mass is 3250 kg and the light displacement 7250 kg. It should be mentioned, finally, that the official displacements used in the statistics may be slightly low, due to optimistic weight calculations even for the light condition. In reality, the length displacement ratio and the...

Hydrostatics and Stability

Fig 4.20 Influence of wave on the stability curve - Grimalkin reductions may occur, as shown in Fig 4.20. Grimalkin's stability curve is shown for a wave height of 12 metres and a wave period of 9 seconds. These extreme conditions were actually measured in the Fastnet disaster in 1979. It is seen that on a wave crest the stability is almost halved, and this is at a position when the yacht is most exposed to the wind.

Geometry

Straight Plan Ribbon

He hull of a yacht is a complex three-dimensional shape, which cannot be defined by any simple mathematical expression. Gross features of the hull can be described by dimensional quantities such as length, beam and draft, or non-dimensional ones like prismatic coefficient or slenderness (length displacement) ratio. For an accurate definition of the hull the traditional lines drawing is still a common tool, although most professional yacht designers now take advantage of the rapid developments...

Contents

Preface to the Second Edition - ix 2. Preliminary Considerations 10 Computer aided design of hulls 27 4. Hydrostatics and Stability 30 Transverse and longitudinal stability at small angles 40 Transverse stability at large angles of heel 42 Influence of waves on the righting moment 49 Forces and moments on a sailing yacht 56 Viscous resistance, basic concepts 60 Wave resistance, basic concepts ** 69 Influence of hull shape on wave resistance * 73 6. Keel and Rudder Design 96 Definition of the...

Introduction

Uring the past 30 years yachting has expanded from being, generally speaking, a minority sport - too expensive for the large majority of people - into a major recreational activity practised by millions all over the world. In the 1960s, many attractive coastal areas were still relatively free from pleasure boats today it can be difficult to find a suitable mooring place for the night. The interest in racing has increased correspondingly at all levels, from dinghy racing to the America's Cup and...

Grimalkin Yacht

Ship Roll Central Keel Damping

Knowing B', the location of the point where the vertical through B' hits the centre plane M can be found, sec Fig 4.12. BM may then be measured from the figure and the remaining formulae for small angles applied. Curve of static The curve of static stability represents the righting moment at varying stability angles of heel. An example of this is given in Fig 4.13. Since the moment differs from the lever arm only with respect to the constant Ag, the vertical scale could equally well represent...

Hull Construction

Sailboat Hull Design

Pmast sin lt i tona2 cos a, - sincej ' P 33247 N 12990 N 42038 N 12990 N y os lt - lt -,2- L22 3 -E- L E Young's Modulus i Moment of Inertia for Hull Girder Maximum Bending Moment Mbhu of the hull occurs in the mast area Mbhu Pmast - Lr L2 L 201375 Nm Fig 12.4 Longitudinal rig With regard to the YD-40, with 7.3 tonnes pressure from the mast forces we can use a simplified model to estimate the required hull girder section modulus SMhull . Considering the yacht to be a beam freely-supported at...

Methodology

Yacht design is an iterative, 'trial and error procedure where the final result has to satisfy certain requirements, specified beforehand. To achieve this the designer has to start with a number of assumptions and work through the design to see if, at the end, it satisfies the requirements. This will most certainly not be the case in the first iteration, so he will have to change some assumptions and repeat the process, normally several times. The sequence of operations is often referred to as...

List Of Symbols

In general, the symbols used in this book are those recommended by the International Towing Tank Conference ITTC . However, in the chapters on scantling determination hull dimensioning and the Nordic Boat Standard rig dimensioning other symbols have been used. This is to simplify the later use of these standards by readers. distance from neutral axis to centre of area mainsail area, or midship section area below designed aspect ratio and change in aspect ratio, respectively sail area main fore...