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High Performance Yacht Design program

Next gathering of the PhDs to take place in Auckland over

Tuesday February 28th 2012, Author: James Boyd, Location: New Zealand

The programme for the 4th High Performance Yacht Design conference due to take place in Auckland Maritime Museum over 11-12 March, has now been finalised, featuring a packed schedule including three keynote presentations and plenty of opportunity for networking.

It is still possible to attend the conference by registering at www.hpyd.org.nz or by emailing info@hpyd.org.nz.

SP-High Modulus has come in as the second gold sponsor. They have been involved with almost every type of marine craft including military power boats, production cruisers, and some of the world’s most spectacular superyachts, both sail and motor. Recent work has included the groundbreaking Panamax ketch Hetairos, the Owen Clarke IMOCA 60 Acciona and materials for Paul Larsen's Sailrocket speed sailer.

SP-High Modulus will host the harbour cruise on the Tuesday evening preceding the conference dinner.

The programme: 

Monday 12 March

08:00 – 09:00 REGISTRATION - Auckland Maritime Museum

09:00 – 09:30 OPENING SESSION (Chair, David Le Pelley) - Conference Opening and Official Welcome
Opening Addresses – Len Brown, Mayor of Auckland City
Grant Dalton, CEO Emirates Team New Zealand

09:30 – 10:15 KEYNOTE ADDRESS (Chair, David Le Pelley)
Giovanni Belgrano, Principal Structural Engineer, Emirates Team New Zealand

10:15 – 10:45 MORNING BREAK

10:45 – 12:45 SESSION 1: (Chair, Peter Richards) AC45: A study of high performance composite construction
Susan Lake, Tim Smythe & Chris Mellow
Sail CFD and wind tunnel testing for VOR70 design - Steve Collie & Nick Hutchins
Speed vs. Stability- Design considerations and velocity prediction of a hydro-foiled International Moth
Christian Boegle, Heikki Hansen & Karsten Hochkirch
Aerodynamic force deduction on yacht sails using pressure and shape measurements in real time
David Le Pelley, Dale Morris & Peter Richards

12:45 – 13:45 LUNCH

13:45 – 15:15 SESSION 2: AERODYNAMIC CFD (Chair, Richard Flay) - CFD calculation of downwind sail performance using flying shape measured by wind tunnel test - Yusuke Tahara, Yutaka Masuyama, Toichi Fukasawa & Masanobu Katori
Modelization and calculation of the windage of sailing boat standing rigging - Sabrina Malpede & Nicola Salin
CFD models of downwind sail aerodynamics using eddy viscosity and Reynolds stress turbulence models
Stuart Norris & Peter Richards

15:15 – 15:45 AFTERNOON BREAK

15:45 – 17:45 SESSION 3: STRUCTURES (Chair, Giovanni Belgrano) - Damage initiation and evolution in marine composite laminates
Cecile Laguette, Mark Battley, Thomas Basset & Rebecca Islin
Evaluation of the influence of hydro-elasticity in slamming of elastic panels using a coupled FE-FV method
Maxime Goutard, Raj Das, Mark Battley, Tom Allen & Stuart Norris
New material for sail production - James Winton
Effect of stiffener compliance on response of curved hull panels
Mark Battley, Erwan Grossman & Thomas Basset

19:00 – 21:00 PUBLIC DESIGN SESSION (Chair, David Le Pelley)
Viaduct Exhibition Centre
Well known Volvo sailors and designers will discuss what has made the VO70 class so successful.

Tuesday 13 March

09:00 – 09:45 KEYNOTE ADDRESS (Chair, Mark Battley)
Ian Campbell, Emeritus Fellow, Wolfson Unit MTIA, UK.

09:45 – 10:45 SESSION 4: HYDRODYNAMIC TESTING (Chair, Mark Battley)
Investigation of scale effects in sailing yacht hydrodynamic testing
Ahmet Ziya Saydam & Mustafa Insel
A review of unsteady hydrodynamic behaviour of sailing yachts and methods to study it
Rogier Eggers, Guilhem Gaillarde & Jos Koning

10:45 – 11:15 MORNING BREAK

11:15 – 12:45 SESSION 5: HYDRODYNAMICS (Chair, Len Imas)
Model testing – What is the point? A review of yacht testing and the implications for yacht designers - Chris Hutchison, Jonathan Binns, Jonathan Duffy & Paul Brandner
Investigation of keel bulbs for sailing yachts - Kasper Ljungqvist, Björn Axfors, Hanna Tunander, Michal Orych, Florian Vesting & Lars Larsson
Tuning of appendages for an IMOCA60 yacht - Ian Campbell, Merfyn Owen, Clay Oliver & Giorgio Provinciali

12:45 – 13:45 LUNCH

13:45 – 15:15 SESSION 6: ALTERNATIVE HULLFORMS (Chair, Dan Jowett)
Side force generation of slender hulls – influencing Polynesian canoe performance - Florin Boeck, Karsten Hochkirch, Heikki Hansen, Stuart Norris, Richard Flay
Using parametric modelling, CFD, and historic data, to estimate planing hull performance on a laptop - Jérémie Raymond & Kevin Cudby
Design by best engineering principles for the solar catamaran Tûranor PlanetSolar - Axel Köhlmoos, Volker Bertram, Hasso Hoffmeister, Heikki Hansen & Andre Moltschaniwskyj

16:00 – 18:00 Harbour Cruise

19:30 onwards Conference Dinner - Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron, Westhaven Marina.


09:30 – 10:15 KEYNOTE ADDRESS (Chair, Graeme Finch)
Len Imas, Stevens institute of Technology, USA.

10.15 – 11:15 SESSION 7: HYDRODYNAMIC CFD - I (Chair, Graeme Finch)
Anisotropic grid adaptation for RANS simulation of a fast manoeuvring catamaran - Michel Visconneau, Gan Bo Deng, Patrick Queutey, Jeroen Wackers & Benoit Mallol
On the CFD modelling uncertainty of ACC yachts - Ignazio Maria Viola, Richard Flay & Raffaele Ponzini

11:15 – 11:45 MORNING BREAK

11:45 – 12:45 SESSION 8: HYDRODYNAMIC CFD – II (Chair, Ian Campbell)
Systematic study of the hydrodynamic forces on a Volvo 70 racing yacht using parametric design, CFD and variable selection
Lionel Huetz, Yann Andrillon, Pierre Emmanuel Guillerm & Bertrand Alessandrini
Hydrodynamic performance of a submerged lifting surface operating at high speeds - Romain Garo & Len Imas

12:45 – 13:45 LUNCH

13:45 – 15:45 SESSION 8: FLUID-STRUCTURE INTERACTION (Chair, Susan Lake)
A strongly coupled fluid-structure interaction model for wind-sail simulation - Matteo Lombardi, Massimiliano Cremonesi, Andrea Giampieri, Nicola Parolini & Alfio Quarteroni
An experimental investigation of unsteady sail aerodynamics including sail flexibility - Fabio Fossati & Sara Muggiasca
Numerical investigation of the unsteady fluid structure interaction of a yacht sail plan - Benoit Augier, Frederic Hauville, Patrick Bot & Mathieu Durand
Pressure distribution on sail surfaces in real sailing conditions - Miro Lozej, Damjan Golob, Bojan Vrtič & Drago Bokal

15:45 – 16:00 CLOSING REMARKS


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