VAN OOSSANEN ACADEMY

THE SCIENCE
OF SAILING

            

VAN OOSSANEN ACADEMY

THE SCIENCE
OF SAILING

Since handing over the daily running of the ‘Van Oossanen’ group of companies to Perry van Oossanen and Niels Moerke, founder Peter van Oossanen has committed himself to the writing of a book on his favourite subject: “The Science of Sailing”.

Ships that are partly or wholly dependent on the wind for their propulsion are unique in the sense that fluid dynamics plays a vital role in their design. Both aerodynamics and hydrodynamics, the science of the motion of air and water around bodies, determine the speed potential of a sailing craft. The flow of the wind around the sails, together with sail area, sail disposition and sail shape, determine the level of the propulsive force while the flow of water around the hull and the hull appendages, together with their size and shape, determine the level of the force resisting forward motion, and the force resisting sideways drift caused by the wind on the sails.

The elements of aero and hydrodynamics involved in the design of wind-driven boats, yachts and ships, and the associated naval architectural aspects, form the subject matter of the book. All of the important aspects pertaining to the behaviour and performance of sailing craft are described. The arrangement of this material has been chosen so as to offer a logical order, an order that steadily expands the subject matter, chapter by chapter, so that by the time specific designs and design features are presented all of the science required to understand and follow the reasoning that lies at the base of how specific designs evolved has been explained. The subject matter has been arranged into different parts, each covering a specific topic or theme. Each of these parts constitutes separate publications.

Part 1, with the title “The Attainable Speed Under Sail”, is now available and can be ordered by filling out the order form below.

Part 2, with the title “The Origin And Nature Of Fluid-Dynamic Lift and Drag”, is now available and can be ordered by filling out the order form below.

Part 3, with the title “Phenomena and Drag Originating From The Boundary Layer”, is now available and can be ordered by filling out the order form below.

Prices exclude 6% value added tax, for orders outside of The Netherlands we do not calculate tax. For shipping and administration cost we calculate €6,95 for The Netherlands and €14,95 outside of The Netherlands.

To buy more than a single copy please contact info@vanoossanenacademy.nl

Since handing over the daily running of the ‘Van Oossanen’ group of companies to Perry van Oossanen and Niels Moerke, founder Peter van Oossanen has committed himself to the writing of a book on his favourite subject: “The Science of Sailing”.

Ships that are partly or wholly dependent on the wind for their propulsion are unique in the sense that fluid dynamics plays a vital role in their design. Both aerodynamics and hydrodynamics, the science of the motion of air and water around bodies, determine the speed potential of a sailing craft. The flow of the wind around the sails, together with sail area, sail disposition and sail shape, determine the level of the propulsive force while the flow of water around the hull and the hull appendages, together with their size and shape, determine the level of the force resisting forward motion, and the force resisting sideways drift caused by the wind on the sails.

The elements of aero and hydrodynamics involved in the design of wind-driven boats, yachts and ships, and the associated naval architectural aspects, form the subject matter of the book. All of the important aspects pertaining to the behaviour and performance of sailing craft are described. The arrangement of this material has been chosen so as to offer a logical order, an order that steadily expands the subject matter, chapter by chapter, so that by the time specific designs and design features are presented all of the science required to understand and follow the reasoning that lies at the base of how specific designs evolved has been explained. The subject matter has been arranged into different parts, each covering a specific topic or theme. Each of these parts constitutes separate publications.

Part 1, with the title “The Attainable Speed Under Sail”, is now available and can be ordered by filling out the order form below.

Part 2, with the title “The Origin And Nature Of Fluid-Dynamic Lift and Drag”, is now available and can be ordered by filling out the order form below.

Part 3, with the title “Phenomena and Drag Originating From The Boundary Layer”, is now available and can be ordered by filling out the order form below.

Prices exclude 6% value added tax, for orders outside of The Netherlands we do not calculate tax. For shipping and administration cost we calculate €6,95 for The Netherlands and €14,95 outside of The Netherlands.

To buy more than a single copy please contact info@vanoossanenacademy.nl

Since handing over the daily running of the ‘Van Oossanen’ group of companies to Perry van Oossanen and Niels Moerke, founder Peter van Oossanen has committed himself to the writing of a book on his favourite subject: “The Science of Sailing”.

Ships that are partly or wholly dependent on the wind for their propulsion are unique in the sense that fluid dynamics plays a vital role in their design. Both aerodynamics and hydrodynamics, the science of the motion of air and water around bodies, determine the speed potential of a sailing craft. The flow of the wind around the sails, together with sail area, sail disposition and sail shape, determine the level of the propulsive force while the flow of water around the hull and the hull appendages, together with their size and shape, determine the level of the force resisting forward motion, and the force resisting sideways drift caused by the wind on the sails.

The elements of aero and hydrodynamics involved in the design of wind-driven boats, yachts and ships, and the associated naval architectural aspects, form the subject matter of the book. All of the important aspects pertaining to the behaviour and performance of sailing craft are described. The arrangement of this material has been chosen so as to offer a logical order, an order that steadily expands the subject matter, chapter by chapter, so that by the time specific designs and design features are presented all of the science required to understand and follow the reasoning that lies at the base of how specific designs evolved has been explained. The subject matter has been arranged into different parts, each covering a specific topic or theme. Each of these parts constitutes separate publications.

Part 1, with the title “The Attainable Speed Under Sail”, is now available and can be ordered by filling out the order form below.

Part 2, with the title “The Origin And Nature Of Fluid-Dynamic Lift and Drag”, is now available and can be ordered by filling out the order form below.

Part 3, with the title “Phenomena and Drag Originating From The Boundary Layer”, is now available and can be ordered by filling out the order form below.

Prices exclude 6% value added tax, for orders outside of The Netherlands we do not calculate tax. For shipping and administration cost we calculate €6,95 for The Netherlands and €14,95 outside of The Netherlands.

To buy more than a single copy please contact info@vanoossanenacademy.nl

Ships that are partly or wholly dependent on the wind for their propulsion are unique in the sense that fluid dynamics plays a vital role in their design. Both aerodynamics…

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Equations were derived in Part 1 which revealed that the speed of sailing craft is primarily governed by the values of the aerodynamic- and hydrodynamic lift- and drag forces. It…

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Part 3 of the series “Science of Sailing” is dedicated to the topic of viscous drag. Viscous drag is the prime component of hydrodynamic drag for most sailing craft (and most…

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