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America’s Cup – 2012


America’s Cup

Foiling catamaran ‘flying’ around 1m above the surface of the water

Built by FMC in Brest

AC72 class rule – 22m in length / 14m beam / 5.9t / speed 48 knots

Fixed wing mainsail




Design and comprehensive 3D modelling of the aft lifting surface

FEA analysis under load

Hydrodynamics of the appendage

Definition and optimisation of all the scantling for a better compromise between resistance/lightness/complexity of manufacture

2D definition drawing file

Monitoring of manufacture




Technical environment

FEA on composite and metal


Solidworks Simulation