Zero Gaussian Curvature Sail Analysis Code

Zero Gaussian Curvature Sail Analysis

The Windows-based code displays Tight Luff, Tight Leech, and Perfect Blend sail shapes as described in the text “Physics of Sailing” by John Kimball.  The sails have zero Gaussian curvature, which means they are “developable” surfaces.  Section lift coefficients from foot to head are computed using a two-dimensional, higher-order panel method.

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