Hydrofoils design for a Europe dinghy
Tutor / directorOrtiz Marzo, José Antonio
Document typeBachelor thesis
Rights accessOpen Access
This bachelor final thesis contains the development of a hydrofoil kit to be installed in an International Europe Class dinghy. It includes an aerodynamics and hydrodynamics theoretical introduction, as well as a general overview of hydrofoil technology. The thesis follows with the sizing of foiling surfaces through a mathematical study based on the appropriate aerodynamics concepts. The results are validated using the XFLR5 software. Then, the modelling process of the system and control mechanism is shown. Finally, a prototype of the concept is manufactured to demonstrate the viability of the project. The author of this thesis intends to enhance the performance of the International Europe Class dinghy and raise it to the level of foiling dinghies available in the market.
DegreeGRAU EN ENGINYERIA EN VEHICLES AEROESPACIALS (Pla 2010)
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