Artemis Racing – Challenger 35th America’s Cup

Brett Ellis (Ellis Engineered) was employed by Artemis Racing as Lead Engineer of daggerboard and rudders for the 35th America’s Cup. 

Brett was responsible for detailed structural analysis using hand calculations and Finite Element Analysis of all appendages. In addition, the role required close interaction between the performance team (VPP & CFD) maintaining a continuous flow of information between the hydrodynamic and structural analysis departments. 

Each component built, incorporated fiber optic cables to enable real time stress/strain analysis of the structure. Prior to shipment from the factory, structural testing was completed in house using a fabricated steel jig and hydraulic rams for load application.