An Improved Simulator of AC45 Foiling Catamarans for Crew Training

Filippo Rocchini, Paolo Conti

Abstract

To-day America's Cup catamarans have many innovative features such as hydrodynamic foils and rigid wings instead of soft sails. They are designed not only to float but also to heave and "fly" over the sea surface. These new features require new skills that the crew must acquire. The work presented in the paper deals with this problem and describes a foiling catamaran simulator designed for training purpose. The simulator is designed primarily to interact with the in-training team and to feedback the crewmen with realistic physical reactions in an immersive scenario; secondly the simulator gives the opportunity to compare different race strategies and to select the most promising one. The main features of the simulator are illustrated, some graphical evaluations are displayed and results are discussed.

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Rocchini F. and Conti P. (2014). An Improved Simulator of AC45 Foiling Catamarans for Crew Training . In Proceedings of the 2nd International Congress on Sports Sciences Research and Technology Support - Volume 1: icSPORTS, ISBN 978-989-758-057-4, pages 177-182. DOI: 10.5220/0005142401770182


in Bibtex Style

@conference{icsports14,
author={Filippo Rocchini and Paolo Conti},
title={An Improved Simulator of AC45 Foiling Catamarans for Crew Training},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 2nd International Congress on Sports Sciences Research and Technology Support - Volume 1: icSPORTS,},
year={2014},
pages={177-182},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0005142401770182},
isbn={978-989-758-057-4},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 2nd International Congress on Sports Sciences Research and Technology Support - Volume 1: icSPORTS,
TI - An Improved Simulator of AC45 Foiling Catamarans for Crew Training
SN - 978-989-758-057-4
AU - Rocchini F.
AU - Conti P.
PY - 2014
SP - 177
EP - 182
DO - 10.5220/0005142401770182