The latest Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) science, process, and software are the foundation of oar design and analysis at BRAČA-SPORT® research and development group. The highly-accurate and sophisticated computational hydrodynamic analysis allows us to simulate fluid flow physics and chemistry in real-world rowing conditions, run many what-if scenarios, and quickly analyze the effects of fluid flow and related forces on the scull and sweep oar blade components.

This analysis enables us to virtually get inside the design and see how it performs. It gives us a deeper insight into blade designs and provides comprehensive data and many phenomena, which wouldn’t be visible through any other means such as experimental tests. In addition, the process allows predicting what will happen under a given set of circumstances. We predict how the design will perform, and test hundreds of variations until we arrive at an optimal result for the best oar.

Introduced stiffness and strength laboratory tests for shafts. Evaluation of limit state under extreme loading conditions allow select manufacturing technologies to produce high strength structures. In “Strength of materials” laboratory at Kaunas University of Technology the mechanical tests and characterization has been performed by testing new structures of shafts.

Furthermore, BRAČA-SPORT® results are independently validated by one of the leading European Universities – KAUNAS UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY

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