Prof. Marco FERRANDO
Code = EMSHIP S3-4 (Semester S3)
Workload: 60 h lecture
Number of credits: 5
The objective is to provide the specific knowledge about sailing yachts, completing the standard theories about merchant ships provided in the previous lectures. This course will focus on:
a)Fundamentals of aerodynamics and hydrodynamics of sailing yachts;
b)Hull Structures of sailing yachts;
c)Mast and rigging of sailing yachts;
d)Rules and Regulations for sailing yachts;
a) FUNDAMENTALS OF AERODYNAMICS AND HYDRODYNAMICS OF SAILING BOATS
Aerodynamics: Lifting theory for thin profiles, Determination of sail coefficients, Laboratory tests, Numerical methods.
Hydrodynamics: Hull forms for sailing yachts, methods of power prediction for sailing yachts hulls, Systematic series for sailing yachts hulls (Gerritsma), Equilibrium of aero and hydrodynamic forces applied to sails and hull, Keel effect on sailing boat equilibrium, Keel design, VPP methods.
b) HULL STRUCTURES
Materials: Wooden boat, Light Alloy hulls, Single skin composite boats, Modern sandwich technologies for yacht construction (vacuum, SCRIMP, infusion)
Structure lay out: Structure typology for wood, aluminium and composite hull, Construction and yard facilities technologies methods
c) MAST AND RIGGING
Definitions and nomenclature, Mast and rigging arrangement, Materials selection criteria and production methods, Loadings and methods of assessment,, Structural responses and methods.
d) RULES AND REGULATIONS
Classification Societies Rules for Sailing yachts, Germanischer Lloyd and Bureau Veritas Rules for hull, mast and rigging, appendages.
Recommended reading :
Hammitt A.G., "Technical Yacht Design", Granada Publishing Limited, London, 1975.
Larsson, L., Eliasson, R.E. “Principles of Yacht Design”, 3rd edition, McGraw-Hill, New York, 2007.
Bureau Veritas, “Rules for the Classification and Certification of Yachts”, Paris, France, 2006.
The course is based on the knowledge of the basis courses “Ship Theory” and “Ship Structures and Ship Production”. The contents of “Ship Project & Ship Design” and “Design of High Speed Vessels” are necessary as well.
Form of exam:
Written exam (2h) + oral interview