VPP

Proven IMS-based Solver

IMS–like yachts only: conventional monohull sailing yachts with Bermudan sloop rig;

Bermuda-rigged ketch or yawl with mizzen mast and sails may also be analysed

IMS = International Measurement System

Limitations:

Monohull only; Fixed keels;

Analysis:

Balance aerodynamic and hydrodynamic forces and moments:

Estimate aerodynamic and hydrodynamic performance of sails and hull+appendages using empirical methods

Balance forces: aerodynamic lift+drag vs hydrodynamic sideforce+resistance

Balance moments: heeling moment vs righting moment

Results in estimate of boat velocity in different wind strengths and directions.