The evaluation of a rigid sail of ship using wind tunnel test

Aries Sulisetyono*

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This paper described the evaluation of rigid sail performances by using the wind tunnel test. The rigid sail models were developed in the three variations of shape geometry which was having the same value of aspect ratio. The tests were performed to investigate the performances of sail models in terms of lift, drag, resultant, driving and heeling coefficient. The three sail models were tested at the variation of angle of attack such as 15°, 20° and 25° respectively, and it was fluided by a uniform flow of air with three different speeds. The comparisons of test results were evaluated to look for which sail models had the best performance. Based on the test results, Model 2 which is a triangle shape had generated a maximal efficiency and thrust force compare to the other models.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Applied Mechanics and Materials
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 2014
EventInternational Conference on Mechanical Engineering, ICOME 2013 - Mataram, Lombok, Indonesia
Duration: 19 Sept 201321 Sept 2013

Publication series

NameApplied Mechanics and Materials
ISSN (Print)1660-9336
ISSN (Electronic)1662-7482


ConferenceInternational Conference on Mechanical Engineering, ICOME 2013
CityMataram, Lombok


  • Renewable energy
  • Rigid sail
  • Sailing ship
  • Wind tunnel


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