Tyler Doyle: Head of Doyle Sailmaker's CFD Department
Tyler Doyle is the head of Doyle Sailmaker’s Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) Department. Tyler received a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Standford University. Tyler’s PHD Thesis research led to the development of a CFD based automated sail shape optimization system to optimize the sail section shape of the Maltese Falcon.
Tyler combined his Stanford research and data from five years of prototype testing to design and construct the sails for the innovative free-standing rig on the Maltese Falcon. For Mirabella V, Tyler designed and optimized the sail plan, designed the segmented mainsail/batten system and designed the automated tension release system for the mainsail battens to handle the extreme loads.
Tyler designs and manages in-house and customer based R&D projects related to structural membrane engineering and inflatable structures, designs racing sails for yachts ranging from Olympic class dinghies to megayachts, and uses RANS based turbulent flow CFD and advanced 3D parametric modeling for sail shape and rig tune optimization.
By coupling high-definition RANS CFD with composite finite element modeling (FEA) and automated shape optimization we provide yacht designers, sailmakers and others interested in turbulent flow engineering with a complete simulation environment capable of answering real world design questions.