Propeller-engine interaction in a dynamic model scale environment

Lode Huijgens, Arthur Vrijdag, Hans Hopman

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Regulatory demands on ship designs, such as emission and manoeuvrability requirements, are becoming increasingly stringent, raising the need for advanced methods to predict and assess dynamic propulsion plant behaviour of a new design. At present, model scale experiments and numerical simulations are not able to predict this behaviour in full detail. To fill the resulting knowledge gap, this paper proposes to further develop existing scale model tests into so-called dynamic model basin tests. These tests aim to predict dynamic behaviour of the ship propulsion plant in complex, dynamic environments in more detail, leading to improved propulsion systems and controls and ultimately, lower emissions, lower fuel consumption and increased manoeuvrability.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 28th (2018) International Ocean and Polar Engineering Conference (ISOPE-2018)
EditorsJin S. Chung, Beom-Soo Hyun, Dmitri Matskevitch, Alan M. Wang
Place of PublicationCupertino, CA, USA
PublisherInternational Society of Offshore and Polar Engineers (ISOPE)
ISBN (Print)978-1-880653-87-6
Publication statusPublished - 2018
EventISOPE 2018: 28th International Ocean and Polar Engineering Conference - Sapporo, Japan
Duration: 10 Jun 201815 Jun 2018


ConferenceISOPE 2018: 28th International Ocean and Polar Engineering Conference

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  • ship model
  • propulsion
  • propeller-engine interaction
  • towing tank
  • model basin
  • Hardware In the Loop


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