Innovations Research & Development Computational Fluid Dynamics

Monday27 March 2017

Computational Fluid Dynamics





The latest Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) science, process and software are the foundation of oar design and analysis at BRAČA-SPORT® research and development group. The highly-accurate and sophisticated computational hydrodynamic analysis allows us to simulate fluid flow physics and chemistry in real world rowing conditions, run many what-if scenarios, and quickly analyze the effects of fluid flow and related forces on the scull and sweep oar blade components.

This analysis enables us to virtually get inside the design and see how it performs. It gives us a deeper insight into blade designs and provides comprehensive data and many phenomena, which wouldn't be visible through any other means such as experimental tests. In addition the process allows predicting what will happen under a given set of circumstances. We predict how the design will perform, and test hundreds of variations until we arrive at an optimal result for the best oar.

Furthermore BRAČA-SPORT® results are independently validated by one of the leading European Universities - KAUNAS UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY.



Blade Surface Area
(sq.cm/sq.in)
Sum Fz (Force Horizontal)
(N, Newton)
Simulation
Absolute
Projected
1 m/s
2 m/s
3 m/s
Braca Sharp Blade 808.5/125.318
790/122.450
53.525
214.157
481.916
Other Blade 815/126.325
808/125.240
52.672
210.711
474.002
1 sq.cm = 0.155 sq.in
1 sq.in = 6.4516 sq.cm


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