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Old   November 28, 2001, 09:53
Default Interaction between keel and hull
Fernando Sanz
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I am studying for a Degree in Naval Architecture and currently I am working on my final dissertation: a 60 footer sailing yacht. My design will have a lifting keel, and because of this I'd like to study the behavior of the flow around it. Specially because the keel will be used in different positions: up, down, heeling.... Does anyone know what type of CFD I could use where I could import my own model/profile? And what type of file you'd suggest me to use for import/export: dxf, IGES...? Thanks a lot for your help. Fernadno
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Old   April 8, 2010, 06:28
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i will not be any help to you but i am also a grad student and interested to work with yacht using CFD.

email me about the kind of work u are working. i need info about the problems that others are working on . then i might be able to fix my topic on a particular problem.

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Old   April 8, 2010, 08:51
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Dear friends:
you want to know the lift of the yatch. I think it is not a difficult problem. I strongly suggest you to write your own code to investigate it.
About commeical software, Fluent can do this job. Since Fluent has been wildly used in the sports area to improve the perfromance of many equipments. including yatch.
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