janataly ® 23-Feb-2013 21:35

Physics of Sailing

Year: 2010
Language: english
Genre: Учебно-Справочное издание
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 978-1-4200-7376-8
Format: PDF
Quality: eBook
Number of pages: 296
Description: Breaking down the complicated concepts of speed, acceleration, torque, fluid mechanics, and surface physics, Physics of Sailing provides a lively, easily accessible introduction to the basic science underlying the sport of sailing. It illustrates the many ways physics can be used to understand the principles of sailboat propulsion and how a scientific understanding of the boat, wind, and water can lead to more skillful sailing.
After a brief but insightful tour of the history of sailing, the book explores the physics involved in making faster sailing crafts for both upwind and downwind sailing, including Newton’s impact theory of fluid resistance and lift and drag phenomena. It compares possible sail shapes, presents measurements of hull smoothness, and describes wind turbulence, the nature of water waves, and the structure of wakes. Using the physics of optics, the author also explains the connection between water’s appearance and the wind. Along with a glossary of sailing terms, he includes many examples throughout to illustrate the concepts in practice.
Avoiding unnecessary formalisms, this book skillfully applies the principles of fluid mechanics to sailboat technology and the art of sailing. It should help you become a more knowledgeable sailor.
Rating: 5 / 5 (Votes: 13)
Similar releases
Float your boat! : the evolution and science of sailing. - Mark Denny [2009, PDF]
Fore & Aft Sailing Craft & the development of the modern Yacht - Phillips-Birt D. H. C. [1962, PDF]
Robotic Sailing: Proceedings of the 4th International Robotic Sailing Conference - Alexander…
Sailing Yacht Design. Theory - Claughton, Wellicome & Shenoi [1998, PDF]
Sailor’s Start-Up (A Beginner’s Guide to Sailing) - Werner Doug [2001, PDF]
The Maritime Engineering Reference Book - Tony Molland [2008, PDF]
The Practical Encyclopedia of Boating - John Vigor [2004, EPUB/PDF]
  • Reply

The time now is: Today 19:21

All times are GMT + 3 Hours