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.
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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)