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Hydrofoiling Europe-Dinghy

Urde, Jesper LU and Karlsson, Simon LU (2017) MMKM05 20172
Product Development
Abstract
The aim of this master thesis was to develop and build a prototype of separate hydrofoils compatible with a Europe-dinghy (A common, single sail, one-person dinghy), to be used as a proof of concept. This was to be done without causing any permanent changes to the dinghy’s hull. The consulting firm Essiq AB supported the project.
Extensive benchmarking of existing foiling dinghies, already on the market, was carried out. Based on this, concepts of different configurations of a hydrofoiling Europe-dinghy were generated. After choosing the most promising concept, it was further refined. Simulations in computational fluid dynamics (CFD), and theoretical calculations were completed to optimize the final design.
A prototype of the final... (More)
The aim of this master thesis was to develop and build a prototype of separate hydrofoils compatible with a Europe-dinghy (A common, single sail, one-person dinghy), to be used as a proof of concept. This was to be done without causing any permanent changes to the dinghy’s hull. The consulting firm Essiq AB supported the project.
Extensive benchmarking of existing foiling dinghies, already on the market, was carried out. Based on this, concepts of different configurations of a hydrofoiling Europe-dinghy were generated. After choosing the most promising concept, it was further refined. Simulations in computational fluid dynamics (CFD), and theoretical calculations were completed to optimize the final design.
A prototype of the final design was built and tested. The test proved positive, with successful foiling during shorter periods of time. Nevertheless, the prototype will need some further refinements in order to reach its full potential.
The conclusion drawn was that this was a successful proof of concept, and that attaching separate hydrofoils to a Europe-dinghy is therefore a viable option. (Less)
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author
Urde, Jesper LU and Karlsson, Simon LU
supervisor
organization
course
MMKM05 20172
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
Essiq AB, Europe-dinghy, Hydrofoiling, Product development, Sailing
language
English
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8938139
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  abstract     = {The aim of this master thesis was to develop and build a prototype of separate hydrofoils compatible with a Europe-dinghy (A common, single sail, one-person dinghy), to be used as a proof of concept. This was to be done without causing any permanent changes to the dinghy’s hull. The consulting firm Essiq AB supported the project.
Extensive benchmarking of existing foiling dinghies, already on the market, was carried out. Based on this, concepts of different configurations of a hydrofoiling Europe-dinghy were generated. After choosing the most promising concept, it was further refined. Simulations in computational fluid dynamics (CFD), and theoretical calculations were completed to optimize the final design.
A prototype of the final design was built and tested. The test proved positive, with successful foiling during shorter periods of time. Nevertheless, the prototype will need some further refinements in order to reach its full potential.
The conclusion drawn was that this was a successful proof of concept, and that attaching separate hydrofoils to a Europe-dinghy is therefore a viable option.},
  author       = {Urde, Jesper and Karlsson, Simon},
  keyword      = {Essiq AB,Europe-dinghy,Hydrofoiling,Product development,Sailing},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Hydrofoiling Europe-Dinghy},
  year         = {2017},
}