Le Monde Mentions ComputIT Expertise in Olympic Rowing Article
The French newspaper Le Monde refers to ComputIT CFD expertise in an article related to the rowing competition in the London 2012 Olympics.
Professor Helge Nørstrud at ComputIT has suggested a new oar blade design, the ‘Donald’ blade, which has been analysed and compared to a commerical oar design. Both oars are regarded as flat plates of equal blade area. The obtained results showed that the normal force on the blades for various oar angles were favourable higher for the new design.