SD2706 Sailing for Performance 6.0 credits

Segling för prestanda

  • Education cycle

    Second cycle
  • Main field of study

    Mechanical Engineering
  • Grading scale

    A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Course offerings

Spring 19 for programme students

  • Periods

    Spring 19 P4 (6.0 credits)

  • Application code

    61034

  • Start date

    18/03/2019

  • End date

    04/06/2019

  • Language of instruction

    English

  • Campus

    KTH Campus

  • Tutoring time

    Daytime

  • Form of study

    Normal

  • Number of places *

    1 - 40

    *) The Course date may be cancelled if number of admitted are less than minimum of places. If there are more applicants than number of places selection will be made.

  • Course responsible

    Jakob Kuttenkeuler <jakob@kth.se>

  • Teacher

    Jakob Kuttenkeuler <jakob@kth.se>

    Mikael Razola <razola@kth.se>

  • Target group

    Course registration only possible through the examiner.

Spring 19 for programme students

  • Periods

    Spring 19 P3 (6.0 credits)

  • Application code

    61035

  • Start date

    15/01/2019

  • End date

    15/03/2019

  • Language of instruction

    English

  • Campus

    KTH Campus

  • Tutoring time

    Daytime

  • Form of study

    Normal

  • Number of places *

    1 - 40

    *) The Course date may be cancelled if number of admitted are less than minimum of places. If there are more applicants than number of places selection will be made.

  • Course responsible

    Jakob Kuttenkeuler <jakob@kth.se>

  • Teacher

    Jakob Kuttenkeuler <jakob@kth.se>

    Mikael Razola <razola@kth.se>

  • Target group

    Course registration only possible through the examiner.

Autumn 19 for programme students

  • Periods

    Autumn 19 P1 (6.0 credits)

  • Application code

    51082

  • Start date

    26/08/2019

  • End date

    25/10/2019

  • Language of instruction

    English

  • Campus

    KTH Campus

  • Tutoring time

    Daytime

  • Form of study

    Normal

  • Number of places *

    1 - 40

    *) The Course date may be cancelled if number of admitted are less than minimum of places. If there are more applicants than number of places selection will be made.

  • Course responsible

    Jakob Kuttenkeuler <jakob@kth.se>

  • Teacher

    Jakob Kuttenkeuler <jakob@kth.se>

    Mikael Razola <razola@kth.se>

  • Target group

    Course registration only possible through the examiner.

Autumn 19 for programme students

  • Periods

    Autumn 19 P2 (6.0 credits)

  • Application code

    51084

  • Start date

    28/10/2019

  • End date

    14/01/2020

  • Language of instruction

    English

  • Campus

    KTH Campus

  • Tutoring time

    Daytime

  • Form of study

    Normal

  • Number of places *

    1 - 40

    *) The Course date may be cancelled if number of admitted are less than minimum of places. If there are more applicants than number of places selection will be made.

  • Course responsible

    Jakob Kuttenkeuler <jakob@kth.se>

  • Teacher

    Jakob Kuttenkeuler <jakob@kth.se>

    Mikael Razola <razola@kth.se>

  • Target group

    Course registration only possible through the examiner.

Spring 20 for programme students

  • Periods

    Spring 20 P4 (6.0 credits)

  • Application code

    60348

  • Start date

    16/03/2020

  • End date

    01/06/2020

  • Language of instruction

    English

  • Campus

    KTH Campus

  • Tutoring time

    Daytime

  • Form of study

    Normal

  • Number of places *

    1 - 40

    *) The Course date may be cancelled if number of admitted are less than minimum of places. If there are more applicants than number of places selection will be made.

  • Course responsible

    Jakob Kuttenkeuler <jakob@kth.se>

  • Teacher

    Jakob Kuttenkeuler <jakob@kth.se>

    Mikael Razola <razola@kth.se>

  • Target group

    Course registration only possible through the examiner.

Spring 20 for programme students

  • Periods

    Spring 20 P3 (6.0 credits)

  • Application code

    60457

  • Start date

    15/01/2020

  • End date

    14/03/2020

  • Language of instruction

    English

  • Campus

    KTH Campus

  • Tutoring time

    Daytime

  • Form of study

    Normal

  • Number of places *

    1 - 40

    *) The Course date may be cancelled if number of admitted are less than minimum of places. If there are more applicants than number of places selection will be made.

  • Course responsible

    Jakob Kuttenkeuler <jakob@kth.se>

  • Teacher

    Jakob Kuttenkeuler <jakob@kth.se>

    Mikael Razola <razola@kth.se>

  • Target group

    Course registration only possible through the examiner.

Autumn 18 for programme students

  • Periods

    Autumn 18 P1 (6.0 credits)

  • Application code

    51312

  • Start date

    27/08/2018

  • End date

    26/10/2018

  • Language of instruction

    English

  • Campus

    KTH Campus

  • Tutoring time

    Daytime

  • Form of study

    Normal

  • Number of places *

    1 - 40

    *) The Course date may be cancelled if number of admitted are less than minimum of places. If there are more applicants than number of places selection will be made.

  • Course responsible

    Jakob Kuttenkeuler <jakob@kth.se>

  • Teacher

    Jakob Kuttenkeuler <jakob@kth.se>

    Mikael Razola <razola@kth.se>

  • Target group

    Course registration only possible through the examiner.

Autumn 18 for programme students

  • Periods

    Autumn 18 P2 (6.0 credits)

  • Application code

    51313

  • Start date

    29/10/2018

  • End date

    14/01/2019

  • Language of instruction

    English

  • Campus

    KTH Campus

  • Tutoring time

    Daytime

  • Form of study

    Normal

  • Number of places *

    1 - 40

    *) The Course date may be cancelled if number of admitted are less than minimum of places. If there are more applicants than number of places selection will be made.

  • Course responsible

    Jakob Kuttenkeuler <jakob@kth.se>

  • Teacher

    Jakob Kuttenkeuler <jakob@kth.se>

    Mikael Razola <razola@kth.se>

  • Target group

    Course registration only possible through the examiner.

Intended learning outcomes

Various kinds of wind powered ships has been used for ages but in modern times sailing has been mostly reserved for recreational purposes in leisure boats. Recently however, wind assisted propulsion has become increasingly addressed for commercial purposes as a result of the need for renewable power in times of environmental awareness. New concepts are investigated and will likely be commercially implemented within short. The course addresses the mechanics of sailing in general applicable to all kinds of sailing vessels. The basic forces, moments and equilibriums are investigated and exploited to determine the performance of the vessel in various conditions.

After the course the student shall:

  • know and be able to describe the fundamental concept of sailing
  • be able to model the basic force/moment equilibriums of sailing
  • be able to describe the various sources of drag of a hull
  • be able to describe the behaviour of lifting foils
  • implement the mechanical model and solve the equilibrium equations of a sailboat in a velocity prediction program (VPP)
  • optimize the performance of a sailboat given a set of suitable constraints
  • describe methods of deterministic weather routing, e.g. by dynamic programming
  • know and be able to declare the characteristics, benefits and draw backs of different kinds of hulls
  • know of state-of-the-art methods for VPP in yacht design
  • be able to perform a rig design

Course main content

The course  consists of theory, implementation of theory, exploration of the theory through evaluation, optimization of performance and decision making based on calculations. The theory is presented in a course binder and scientific papers. Lectures are used to discuss the theory, content of the papers and to assist in conceptual understanding. The models are implemented in computer code for effective evaluation of various sailboat designs. The implementation is then used in combination with external rules for iterative analysis for optimization of performance. Some guest lectures from experts in the field are planned.

Eligibility

The course is aimed at students in the first or second year at a Masters program in engineering. Bachelor of engineering with working knowledge in Matlab, mechanics, algebra and calculus is required. 

Literature

Litterature will be handed out during the course.

Examination

  • RAPP - Report, 6.0, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Requirements for final grade

Final project with report and oral presentation. 

Offered by

SCI/Aeronautical and Vehicle Engineering

Contact

Jakob Kuttenkeuler (jakob@kth.se)

Examiner

Jakob Kuttenkeuler <jakob@kth.se>

Version

Course syllabus valid from: Spring 2011.
Examination information valid from: Spring 2011.