“A Concept Exploration Model for Sailing Yachts”, by Perry van Oossanen, Published in the Proceedings of the “Modern Yacht” Conference, organized by the Royal Institution of Naval Architects, 17-18 September 2003, pp. 135-144 (ID No. 4630a).
This paper presents the results of a first study into the feasibility of developing a Concept Exploration Model (CEM) for sailing yachts and a case study for a specific project involving the design of a 44 foot cruising yacht. The CEM is used to generate and evaluate a large number of designs and to derive a concept design that best fits a certain set of performance criteria.