Sailing Fluids Joint Papers

Journals articles

Bot, P., Viola, I., Flay, R.G.J., Brett, J-S., 2014, Wind-tunnel pressure measurements on model-scale rigid downwind sails, Ocean Engineering, 90, pp. 84-92. (DOI:10.1016/j.oceaneng.2014.07.024)

Motta, D., Flay, R.G.J., Richards, P., Le Pelley, D.J., Deparday, J., Bot, P., 2014, Experimental investigation of asymmetric spinnaker aerodynamics using pressure and sail shape measurements, Ocean Engineering, 90, pp.104-118. (DOI:10.1016/j.oceaneng.2014.07.023)

Tagliaferri, F., Philpott, A.B., Viola, I.M., Flay, R.G.J., 2014, On risk attitude and optimal yacht racing tactics. Ocean Engineering, 90, 149-154. (DOI:10.1016/j.oceaneng.2014.07.020)

Tagliaferri, F., Viola, I.M., Flay, R.G.J., 2015, Wind direction forecasting with artificial neural networks and support vector machines. Ocean Engineering, 97, 65-73. (DOI:10.1016/j.oceaneng.2014.12.026)

Viola, I.M., Bot, P., Riotte, M., 2013, On the uncertainties of CFD in sails aerodynamics, International Journal for Numerical Methods in Fluids, 72 (11), 20 August 2013, pp. 1146–1164. (DOI:10.1002/fld.3780)

Viola, I.M., Bot, P., Riotte, M., 2013, Upwind sail aerodynamics: a RANS numerical investigation validated with wind tunnel pressure measurements, International Journal of Heat and Fluid Flow, 39, pp. 90-101. (DOI :10.1016/j.ijheatfluidflow.2012.10.004)

Conference papers

Aubin, N., Augier, B., Bot, P., Hauville, F., Sacher, M., Flay, R.G.J., 2016, Wind tunnel investigation of dynamic trimming on upwind sail aerodynamics, 22nd Chesapeake Sailing Yacht Symposium (CSYS), 18-19 March, Annapolis, MD, USA.

Bot, P., Viola, I.M., Flay, R.G.J., Brett, J.S., 2013, Wind-tunnel pressure measurements on rigid model-scale downwind sails, 3rd International Conference on Innovation for High Performance Sailing Yachts (INNOV’SAIL), 26-28 June, Lorient, France (see journal article version).

Deparday, J., Bot, P., Hauville, F., Motta, D., Le Pelley, D. J., Flay, R. G., 2014. Dynamic measurements of pressures, sail shape and forces on a full-scale spinnaker. 23rd International HISWA Symposium on Yacht Design and Yacht Construction, 17-18 November, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Deparday, J., Bot, P., Hauville, F., Augier, B., Rabaud, M., Motta, D., Le Pelley, D., 2016, Modal analysis of pressures on a full scale spinnaker, 22nd Chesapeake Sailing Yacht Symposium (CSYS), 18-19 March, Annapolis, MD, USA.

Motta, D., Flay, R.G.J., Richards, P.J., Le Pelley, D., 2013, An Experimental Investigation of Asymmetric Spinnaker Aerodynamics Using Pressure and Sail Shape Measurements, 3rd International Conference on Innovation in High Performance Sailing Yachts (INNOV’SAIL), 26-28 June, Lorient, France.

Le Pelley, D. P., Richards, P. J., Berthier, A., 2015, Development of a directional load cell to measure flying sail aerodynamic loads, 5th High Performance Yacht Design Conference (HPYD5), 9-11 March, Auckland, New Zealand.

Motta, D., Flay, R.G.J., Richards, P.J., Le Pelley, D.J., Bot, P., Deparday, J., 2015, An investigation of the dynamic behaviour of asymmetric spinnakers at full-scale. 5th High Performance Yacht Design Conference (HPYD5), 9-11 March, Auckland, New Zealand.

Richards, P.J., Aubin, N., Le Pelley, D., 2014, The interaction between sailing yachts in fleet and match racing situations, 23rd International HISWA Symposium, 17-18 November, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Richards, P.J., Viola, I.M., 2015, Leading edge vortex dynamics, 17th Australasian Wind Engineering Workshop, 12-13 February, Wellington, New Zealand.

Tagliaferri F., Philpott A.B., Viola I.M., Flay R.G.J., 2013, Optimal yacht routing tactics, 3rd International Conference on Innovation in High Performance Sailing Yachts (INNOV'SAIL), 26-28 June, Lorient, France (see journal article version).

Viola, I.M., Bot, P., Riotte, M., 2013, On the uncertainties of CFD in sails aerodynamics, Verification and Validation Symposium (V&V 2013), 16-20 September, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA (see journal article version).

Viola, I.M., Flay, R.G.J., 2015, Aerodynamics of headsails: a review of measured surface pressures and expected flow fields, 5th High Performance Yacht Design Conference (HPYD5), 9-11 March, Auckland, New Zealand.

Book edition and book chapters

Bot, P., Flay, R.G.J., Fossati, F., 2014, Special issue on Yacht Engineering, Guest Editors, Ocean Engineering, 90, pp 1-154. (Editorial DOI: 10.1016/j.oceaneng.2014.09.025)

Comments and Debates

Viola, I.M., Flay, R.G.J., 2015, Discussion on 'Pressure distributions on modern asymmetric spinnakers', Transactions of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects Part B: International Journal of Small Craft Technology, vol. 157, no. 1.

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