Video: America’s Cup Virtual Wind Tunnel Testing

September 25, 2016

How can a hightech catamaran be tested? How can engineers analyze the aerodynamical characteristics of such a boat?

America’s Cup defending champions Oracle Team USA and their Technology Partner BMW know the answer: it’s CFD.

“CFD means computational fluid dynamics, in simple terms: it’s a way to do virtual wind tunnel testings”, says Len Imas, Head of Aerodynamics at Oracle Team USA.

The video below explores some of the technology behind the sailing while also providing some beautiful views of Oracle Team USA sailing on Bermuda’s waters.

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  1. Planters Cheese Balls says:

    So cool!! Today’s tech. rocks.