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Preliminary CFD Study of Surfboard Tail Rocker

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posted on 2022-03-18, 00:00 authored by Sam CrameriSam Crameri, Clara Usma-MansfieldClara Usma-Mansfield
Preliminary CFD Study of Surfboard Tail Rocker

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Location

Centre for Advanced Design in Engineering Training - CADET, Deakin University

Start date

2022-03-18

End date

2022-03-27

Research statement

This work investigate what I like to call the 3 F’s in surfboards, the Form, Flex and Feel. The presentation here is the crux of the “Form” section, where we are investigating the effect of various surfboard design aspects using Computational Fluid Dynamics or CFD. Surfboard shapers and Surfers alike have studied the effects of various design aspects on board performance since the very first days of surfing. However, while the performance of boards might be well documented, it is essentially an educated guess as the true scope of a board’s performance is impossible to measure in the physical world. This is the advantage of CFD as used in many high-performance sports like Formula 1 and Yacht Racing, CFD offers designers an indication of the dynamic performance of equipment without the high cost and waste of physical testing. CFD for use in surfing has only scratched the surface of what’s possible, and what is presented here you won’t be able to find anywhere else and this is just the beginning. Enjoy.

Publication classification

JC4 Curated Exhibition or Event – Other

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NTRO Medium

Extent

1 x MP4 file

Editor/Contributor(s)

Freddi G, Micheon T

Event

Geelong Design Week

Publisher

Geelong City of Design

Place of publication

Geelong

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