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Numerical propeller rudder interaction studies to assist fuel efficient shipping

Numerical propeller rudder interaction studies to assist fuel efficient shipping
Numerical propeller rudder interaction studies to assist fuel efficient shipping
Reducing the fuel consumption of shipping presents opportunities for both economic and environmental gain. From a resistance and propulsion standpoint, a more holistic propeller/hull/rudder interaction strategy has the potential to reduce fuel consumption, and minimise the risk of cavitation. The goal of this paper is to demonstrate that powering requirements can be reduced by optimizing the interaction between a ship’s rudder and propeller. In this paper, ongoing investigation regarding the design of an energy efficient rudder by adapting the local rudder incidence across the span to the effective inflow angle due to propeller swirl is presented. Numerical simulations are performed using an open-source RANS CFD code, Open FOAM, due to its ease with complex topology. Propeller effects are simulated using a body force model approach with special emphasis on ensuring the correct inflow to the rudder
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Badoe, C.
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Phillips, A.B.
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Turnock, S.R.
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Badoe, C.
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Phillips, A.B.
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Turnock, S.R.
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Badoe, C., Phillips, A.B. and Turnock, S.R. (2012) Numerical propeller rudder interaction studies to assist fuel efficient shipping. Low Carbon Shipping Conference, United Kingdom. 11 - 12 Sep 2012. pp. 1-10 .

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Abstract

Reducing the fuel consumption of shipping presents opportunities for both economic and environmental gain. From a resistance and propulsion standpoint, a more holistic propeller/hull/rudder interaction strategy has the potential to reduce fuel consumption, and minimise the risk of cavitation. The goal of this paper is to demonstrate that powering requirements can be reduced by optimizing the interaction between a ship’s rudder and propeller. In this paper, ongoing investigation regarding the design of an energy efficient rudder by adapting the local rudder incidence across the span to the effective inflow angle due to propeller swirl is presented. Numerical simulations are performed using an open-source RANS CFD code, Open FOAM, due to its ease with complex topology. Propeller effects are simulated using a body force model approach with special emphasis on ensuring the correct inflow to the rudder

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Published date: October 2012
Venue - Dates: Low Carbon Shipping Conference, United Kingdom, 2012-09-11 - 2012-09-12
Organisations: Fluid Structure Interactions Group

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Local EPrints ID: 346574
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/346574
PURE UUID: 94759f4c-a5b5-4d39-b293-bf79dddce90f
ORCID for S.R. Turnock: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-6288-0400

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Date deposited: 02 Jan 2013 14:36
Last modified: 06 Jun 2018 13:14

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Author: C. Badoe
Author: A.B. Phillips
Author: S.R. Turnock ORCID iD

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