HullDrag Yacht Design Software
Yacht Design Software
Hi sailor, interested in yacht design software, are you?
- HullDrag/32, a free sailing yacht hull resistance calculator computer program
- Heel_It!, a forthcoming utility to help you evaluate how hull wetted area changes due to heel angle
- information about hull design optimisation for sailing yachts
- links to screened nautical sites (screened as in: sites I like and find useful)
HullDrag/32 is a sailing yacht hull drag calculation utility that estimates the drag of a sailing yacht's hull, keel and rudder. In addtion, it offers optimisation of Cp and LCB for speeds up to Fn=0.45. A new release of this yacht design software is in the works which will offer optimisation for speeds up to Fn=0.60. The new release also optimises the value of LCF.
For all of you interested in sailing yacht design, yacht speed optimisation, drag reduction, or whatever, I envite you to download and evaluate HullDrag/32, the free virtual towtank inside your PC.
In the initial period between July 1999 and May 2000, HullDrag/32 was downloaded almost 900 times. In all the years that followed, interest remained high, with download numbers in the thousands per year. This amazes me to no end, as this hydrodynamics computer program targets a very specific audience indeed. I thank you all for your interest.
P.S.: perhaps you might also be interested in this homebuilt aircraft project of mine. Check it out and let me know what you think...
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