Cedarville University competes annually in the Solar Splash competition, which involves teams of undergraduate students designing and racing boats powered by batteries and solar energy. In past years team members have used several analysis tools to estimate the drag and lift generated by both the hull of the boat or prospective hydrofoil systems. In 2014 Putnam, Dickert, and Wagner used ANSYS’s computational fluid dynamics (CFD)software, Fluent, to estimate the lift and drag of hydrofoils in a single-phase water flow. Their design used the standard “T-junction” design seen in Figure 1. In 2014 (the next team iteration) Howland used the same software to analyze the drag on an existing hull design while using a 2-phase water-and-air flow.

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