The Sailing Yacht Research Foundation (SYRF) is publicly sharing the design of a 14 Meter wide and light hull. SYRF hopes that the entire sailing community will use this as an educational exercise to better understand the capabilities and limitations of current performance prediction tools.
The 14M Project was conceived as a follow up from the 2015 SYRF Wide Light Project, which provided the design and research community with a means of validating computational fluid dynamics (CFD) codes against a towing tank model. By making public the hull surface files and rig dimensions, SYRF hopes that designers and researchers can once again collaborate to improve their understanding of CFD’s ability to accurately predict the performance of wide and light designs.
SYRF has partnered with Innov’ Sail 2017 to provide an in-person forum for researchers and designers to review and compare their CFD methodologies and results, using the 14M Model Hull as the baseline for comparison.
SYRF and NUMECA Fine/Marine are offering CFD seminars May 10-12, 2017 in Newport, RI for all interested participants. The seminar will provide free access to NUMECA’s cloud-based CFD solution and walk participants through the 14M Model Hull as a test case.