Course title: Yacht Rigging
ID Course Code: 66397
Course Credits (CFU): 6
Scientific-Disciplinary Sector: ING-IND/02
Course Type: Lectures + practical applications on PCs
Professor: Cesare Mario Rizzo
Tutor: Stefano Ghelardi
Education objectives: The course aims at providing basic and advanced knowledge of sail systems scantling (sail, mast and rigging as well as relevant equipment), including fluid structure interaction (FSI) hints, of sailing systems of yachts and large sail ships.
Learning outcomes: Non linear finite element analysis including fluid structure interaction (FSI) phenomena with emphasis on sail systems behaviour are presented.
Typical mast and rigging configurations are analyzed according to analytical methods proposed by applicable rules as well as using some advanced numerical methods (i.e. non linear FEM analysis).
Concepts of sail design, from a structural perspective, are presented along with a few hints about fluid structure interaction problems.
Analytical and numerical applications on typical test cases are provided and developed during lectures for each topic of the course.
Assesment: An oral exam will take place discussing exercises carried out during the course as well as basic principles and methods presented.
Lectures: 32 Hours
Practice: 28 Hours (computer class). In addition to theory lessons, this course includes also comprehensive practising based both on simple exercises and numerical applications with a FEM software.
Prerequisites: Structural mechanics, Ship structures, Sailing Yacht Design
– ADINA. Theory and modeling guide. ADINA R&D Inc., Watertown, Massachusset, USA
– Bathe KJ (1996). Finite element procedures. Prentice Hall, NJ, USA
– Larsson, L, Eliasson, RE (2013). Principles of Yacht Design. International Marine McGraw-Hill, Camden, Maine
– Applicable rules and guidelines of classification societies
– Scientific papers available in literature, and
– other documentation provided during lectures and made available through the course web site (www.aulaweb.unige.it)