Simulation of the Dynamics of an Olympic Rowing Boat

Andrea Mola, Luca Formaggia, Edie Miglio


A tool for the prediction of the performance of olympic rowing boats is presented and discussed. The equations of motion include the full dynamics of the boat, oars and oarsmen and are obtained by modelling the rowers motion, oar forces and fluid-structure intercation forces. The proposed algorithm is implemented in a C++ code which has proved to produce consistent results for any crew configuration tested.

[DOI: 10.1685 / CSC06174] About DOI


Rowing, Dynamical System, Fluid Dynamics, Fluid-Structure Interaction

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