Yacht Research Unit Kiel

Computational Fluid Mechanics and Experimental Flow Investigation for Yacht Designers, Sailmakers and Sail Sport Campaigns

Yacht Research Unit Kiel is a research group of the Univ. Appl. Sciences Kiel, organized under the Hood of the university's R&D Center. YRU-Kiel provides flow investigation and optimization services for the sail sports community.
YRU-Kiel carries out CFD-based aero- and hydrodynamic analysis with subsequent form optimization. In addition YRU-Kiel operates a Twisted-Flow-Windtunnel to be used within the sail design process of sailmakers as well as yacht designers, and a hot water open water circulation tank for tank testing of small models.


 

Innovation Price Awarded to YRU-Kiel

YRU-Kiel's project PERFORMAND has been awarded with the Dybboel 2014 Innovation price.

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YRU-Kiel analyses IMOCA 60 for VPLP Yacht Design

Kiel, August 2013: In a collaborative effort YRU-Kiel and VPLP Yacht Design investigated the new generation of IMOCA 60 to participate in the "Vendee Globe" round the world race starting 2016.

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