Photogrammetric Investigation of the Flying Shape of Spinnakers in a Twisted Flow Wind Tunnel


Photogrammetric Investigation of the Flying Shape of Spinnakers in a Twisted Flow Wind Tunnel
03/01/2009 | Kai Graf, University of Applied Sciences Kiel (UAS), Germany, and Olaf Müller, LM Glasfiber A/S, Dept. R&D Aerodynamics Team, Denmark
The 19th Chesapeake Sailing Yacht Symposium Annapolis, Maryland
Applications: All and Industrial Measurement

This paper describes a method for the acquisition of the flying shape of spinnakers in a twisted flow wind tunnel. The method is based on photogrammetry. Results are shown comparing design versus flying shape of the spinnaker and the impact of wind velocity and wind twist on the flying shape.

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