Smart materials application on high performance sailing yachts for energy harvesting

Turkmen, Serkan and Mylonas, Dimitrios and Khorasanchi, Mahdi (2013) Smart materials application on high performance sailing yachts for energy harvesting. In: Third International Conference On Innovation In High Performance Sailing Yachts, 2013-06-26 - 2013-06-28, Cite de la Voile Eric Tabarly.

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    Abstract

    Piezoelectric patches are bounded on a keel bulb in order to harvest vibration energy by converting electrical output. Unsteady computational fluid dynamics method is also used to find the structural boundary condition such as the hydrodynamic pressure fluctuation. Finite element analysis (FEM) is used to find structural and electrical responses.