Dr. A. Leone, and L. Teresi - Università "Roma Tre", Rome, Italy
Modeling sails with computational fluid dynamic software is nothing new. Yet, these researchers were intrigued by the possibilities that COMSOL Multiphysics could give to creating better models.
In particular, they report that many other CFD packages work in a somewhat disjointed way-they put the fluid and structural mechanics parts in different modules and pass solutions between them. Here, COMSOL Multiphysics is much friendlier because all the functionality is embedded in one package.