Case Study 2001. Americas Cup yacht mast, boom, hull and rudder

Client

Prada Challenge 2003

Challenge

Instrumentation of the Mast, Boom, Hull & Rudder of Prada’s Americas Cup 2003 challenger Luna Rossa

Resolution

Arrays of SmartPatch sensors were attached to various key structural composite components of Luna Rossa during the stages of her development, and assessed during laboratory and sea trials. The data were fed back to the design team to validate the FEA analyses and to input to later design iterations.

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