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At Solo Sails we are always trying to keep one step ahead of the game, not only in terms of how we think, but also by utilizing the very latest in design and analysis software.

Presently, we are carrying out trials with CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) software in collaboration with the Australian company ODS Engineering.

The following images are some of the study results we have been achieving with this cutting edge software. The results we are getting now help us to understand and maximize how our sails perform on the water.

Click on thumbnails for a higher res image.

Study of turbulent flow around spreadersStudy of turbulence and drag from spreaders and rigging

Arial CFD study of a Mini TransatGeneral Velocity study around a Mini Transat in upwind mode

Foot Vortex StudyStudy of vortex around the foot of a mainsail

Arial view of General velocity studyAerial View of Mini Transat upwind study

Turbulent flow around rigStudy of turbulence caused by mast and shrouds

General flow velocity study of Mini TransatGeneral Velocity study

Upwind CFD Study rendered in 3D animation

Animated Tip Vortex study of a Mini Transat 6,50 square headed mainsail

Mainsail tip vortex study – alternative animation

Downwind turbulent LES CFD study of Asymetric Reaching sail

CFD turbulent flow around Asymetric Kite

CFD Streamlines showing general turbulent vortex found around a spinnaker

Interactive 3D model of a mini transat with upwind CFD simulation. (Currently only works in good web browsers such as Google Chrome)

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