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Technical feasibility of hybrid propulsion systems to reduce exhaust emissions of bulk carriers

Technical feasibility of hybrid propulsion systems to reduce exhaust emissions of bulk carriers
Technical feasibility of hybrid propulsion systems to reduce exhaust emissions of bulk carriers
The combination of a prime mover and an energy storage device for reduction of fuel consumption has successfully been used in the automotive industry. In the shipping industry, the potential use of a hybrid battery-diesel-electric propulsion system is investigated. The scope of this study is to suggest that in existing newly built vessels and in modern designs, such a combination can be achieved without significantly affecting the principal dimensions of the ship and the cargo capacity. This work considers structural arrangements of a bulk carrier fleet of all vessel types. Complete calculation of free, void and machinery spaces is performed. The energy requirements of each vessel size and the derived energy storage system are used to inform the installation and construction scenarios. Meanwhile, trim constraints are investigated and discussed. Installation and retrofitting issues affecting the housing compartments of the proposed system are investigated for the current ship designs. Results indicate that such an installation will fit in modern bulk carriers and that proper allocation of the weight may be used to improve the trim. Cargo capacity is affected by less than 1.0% and is dependent on the battery weight, the type of diesel generators and electric motor technology deployed
energy efficiency of ships, hybrid propulsion
1479-8751
Dedes, E.
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Hudson, D.A.
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Turnock, S.R.
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Dedes, E.
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Hudson, D.A.
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Turnock, S.R.
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Dedes, E., Hudson, D.A. and Turnock, S.R. (2012) Technical feasibility of hybrid propulsion systems to reduce exhaust emissions of bulk carriers. Transactions of The Royal Institution of Naval Architects Part A: International Journal of Maritime Engineering, 154. (doi:10.3940/rina.ijme.2012.a4.207tn).

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Abstract

The combination of a prime mover and an energy storage device for reduction of fuel consumption has successfully been used in the automotive industry. In the shipping industry, the potential use of a hybrid battery-diesel-electric propulsion system is investigated. The scope of this study is to suggest that in existing newly built vessels and in modern designs, such a combination can be achieved without significantly affecting the principal dimensions of the ship and the cargo capacity. This work considers structural arrangements of a bulk carrier fleet of all vessel types. Complete calculation of free, void and machinery spaces is performed. The energy requirements of each vessel size and the derived energy storage system are used to inform the installation and construction scenarios. Meanwhile, trim constraints are investigated and discussed. Installation and retrofitting issues affecting the housing compartments of the proposed system are investigated for the current ship designs. Results indicate that such an installation will fit in modern bulk carriers and that proper allocation of the weight may be used to improve the trim. Cargo capacity is affected by less than 1.0% and is dependent on the battery weight, the type of diesel generators and electric motor technology deployed

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Published date: October 2012
Keywords: energy efficiency of ships, hybrid propulsion
Organisations: Fluid Structure Interactions Group

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Local EPrints ID: 346568
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/346568
ISSN: 1479-8751
PURE UUID: 5e01f819-12fb-46b0-b57b-1567fe302258
ORCID for D.A. Hudson: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-2012-6255
ORCID for S.R. Turnock: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-6288-0400

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Last modified: 11 Dec 2021 03:05

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Author: E. Dedes
Author: D.A. Hudson ORCID iD
Author: S.R. Turnock ORCID iD

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