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The course aims at providing basic and advanced knowledge of sail systems scantling (sail, mast and rigging as well as relevant equipment), including fluid structure interaction (FSI) hints, of sailing systems of yachts and large sail ships. Reference is made to applicable rules requirements and to widely applied design approaches.
Real test cases of each subject are analysed and each student is required to select his/her own yacht to be used in developing exercises.
The course will provide basic knowledge about scantling criteria of sailing systems. Typical configurations are analyzed using applicable rules and by means of some advanced numerical methods. Some concepts of sail design, from a structural perspective, are presented along with a few hints about fluid structure interaction problems.
The student will be able to design a sail system, properly selecting adequate scantling methods and approaches according to the system features and accounting for the yacht mission profile.
Advanced application of numerical methods for structural analysis, i.e. non linear finite element method as well as fluid-structure interaction techniques, will be also applied. Therefore, the student will understand fundamental theory of such approches, which is useful in many other problems in the field of naval architecture and marine engineering and beyond.
Knowledge of fundamentals of all courses with particular reference to the following ones: Structural mechanics, Ship structures, Sailing Yacht Design
Theory lectures: about 32 hours
Computer class: about 28 hours practicing
In addition to theory lessons, this course includes also comprehensive practising based both on simple exercises and numerical applications with a FEM software.
Non linear finite element analysis including fluid structure interaction (FSI) phenomena with emphasis on sail systems behaviour are presented. Typical mast and rigging configurations are analyzed according to analytical methods proposed by applicable rules as well as using some advanced numerical methods (i.e. non linear FEM analysis). Concepts of sail design, from a structural perspective, are presented along with a few hints about fluid structure interaction problems.
Analytical and numerical applications on typical test cases are provided and developed during lectures for each topic of the course.
The following is the list of lecture topics:
Office hours: In general on the scheduled lectures days in the place of the lecture (Genova or La Spezia), preferably arranging the meeting by e-mail in advance.
An oral exam will take place discussing exercises carried out during the course as well as basic principles and methods presented.
Technical report of all exercises carried out should be presented at the exam (printed) and discussed
Further information about the course is given during lectures. Since limited bibliographic material is available, it is recommended to follow the lectures