Controlling the height of Hydro foiling Boats in state of the art CFD part II


On the 4th of December Friso Bergsma from Van Oossanen Naval Architects presented a paper on controlling the ride height of hydro-foiling boats in RANSE CFD at the 9th International Conference On High-Performance Marine Vehicles.

Friso Bergsma explained the method that was developed successfully Van Oossanen Naval Architects to simulate the transition of a hydro foiling solarboat from displacement mode to fully foiling mode at a targeted ride height. To reach and maintain this ride height the pitch of all foils was controlled during the simulation.

A copy of the paper as presented at the conference can be downloaded. A video of the vessel rising out of the water and maintaining a level ride height can be found here.

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