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Application: Surfing Scientists Use Harpoon to Design Custom Surfboards
Posted Fri September 22, 2006 @12:39PM
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Application Two surfers in Hoboken, NJ, have set out to make their mark on the sport of surfing, but their plan doesnít include riding the perfect wave. Instead, theyíve taken to the lab with another strategy in mind.

Dror Kodman and Brian Sweeney are masterís degree candidates in the Product Architecture and Engineering (PAE) program, directed by Professor John Nastasi, at Stevens Institute of Technology. Working under the guidance of Dr. Len Imas, the two surfing scientists are jointly working on a masterís thesis that aims to use computational fluid dynamics (CFD) analysis to match a surfer and surfing conditions to an optimal surfboard design.

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