Title: Dynamics and stability of racing boats with air wings

Authors: Nikolai Kornev, Lutz Kleinsorge, Gunther Migeotte

Addresses: Department of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture, University of Rostock, Albert-Einstein-Str. 2, 18051 Rostock, Germany Rostock, Germany. ' Department of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture, University of Rostock, Albert-Einstein-Str. 2, 18051 Rostock, Germany Rostock, Germany. ' ICARUS Design AS, Titangaten Gaten 1, 1630 Gamle Fredriskstad, Norway

Abstract: The aim of this paper is to derive a mathematical model for predicting the longitudinal stability of racing boats with aerodynamic support. The theory is based on a combination of stability theories developed for planing boats and wing in ground effect craft. The influence of different geometric and mass boat parameters on the stability is investigated.

Keywords: longitudinal stability; racing boats; wing in ground effect; mathematical modelling; aerodynamic support; aerodynamics; air wings; high speed planing craft; aerodynamic forces.

DOI: 10.1504/IJAD.2010.031700

International Journal of Aerodynamics, 2010 Vol.1 No.1, pp.28 - 51

Available online: 21 Feb 2010 *

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