Standup Paddleboard Hull Design (Mech 498)

Some stand-up paddleboard (SUP) hull forms for racing boards incorporating ‘reversed’ or ‘wave piercing’ bow shapes in which there is a negative rake angle on the bow. This project will use CFD tools to examine SUP hull shapes to determine the drag influences of various hull shapes including reversed, bulbous and traditional designs. Some example discussions of SUP hull design features are available online.

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