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Expert Approach Methodology as Basis for Sailing Boat Outfitting Improvement – Case Study

Tin Matulja orcid id
Marko Hadjina ; University of Rijeka, Faculty of Engineering

Puni tekst: engleski pdf 850 Kb

str. 155-166

preuzimanja: 390



The market conditions demanded the adaptation of exclusively touristic sailing yachts to specific race requirements. The hydrodynamic aspects of this problem have been successfully solved using modern tools for CFD analysis. But, the practical aspects of outfitting such vessels to meet the highest tourist requirements while respecting specific racing requirements for deck equipment required a different methodological approach. In fulfilling these requirements, the author indirectly participates in multi-year cooperation with the prominent European manufacturer of sailboats. For the purpose of cooperation, a special methodology was developed for the improvement of the equipment of the defined sailing boat in four stages. In the first stage, an analysis of the impact of sailing equipment and deck configuration of the existing B40S model on sailing performance is suggested using RaceQs computing application and expert approaches for different sea and wind conditions. In the second stage, the analysis of the collected data is carried out by expert approach towards guidelines for improvement. The third stage impacts on redesigning the existing model by implementing the obtained results. In the fourth stage, the effects on the upgraded new B41S model are analyzed repeating the first stage. The methodology is iterative and converges to the optimal solution for the defined criteria.

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small sailing vessel, equipment of a small craft, outfitting improvement, expert approach

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