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Experimental testing and simulations of an autonomous, self-propulsion 2 and self-measuring tanker ship model

Experimental testing and simulations of an autonomous, self-propulsion 2 and self-measuring tanker ship model
Experimental testing and simulations of an autonomous, self-propulsion 2 and self-measuring tanker ship model
Improving the energy efficiency of ships has generated significant research interest due to the need to reduce operational costs and mitigate negative environmental impacts. Therefore, numerous energy saving technologies have been proposed, however, their overall performance needs to be carefully assessed before implementation. For assessing the energy saving potential of different technologies, autonomous ship models can be a powerful tool through model testing combined with numerical simulations. In this work, an autonomous, self-propelled and self-measuring free running ship model of an Ice Class tanker is developed. A series of experiments have been conducted which included bollard pull, shaft efficiency, naked-hull, self-propulsion, and manoeuvrability tests to investigate the efficiency improvement resulted from changing the ship operational trim and testing different bow designs. The experiments were conducted successfully proving the effectiveness and validity of the developed ship model. Alongside, a mathematical model for the time domain simulation of the developed autonomous ship model has been developed and validated using
the experimental data which can be used for further studies.
Ship energy efficiency, Tanker ship, Model testing, Simulink,, Autonomous
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Bassam, Ameen
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Phillips, Alexander
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Turnock, Stephen
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Wilson, Philip
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Bassam, Ameen
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Phillips, Alexander
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Turnock, Stephen
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Wilson, Philip
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Bassam, Ameen, Phillips, Alexander, Turnock, Stephen and Wilson, Philip (2019) Experimental testing and simulations of an autonomous, self-propulsion 2 and self-measuring tanker ship model. Ocean Engineering. (In Press)

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Abstract

Improving the energy efficiency of ships has generated significant research interest due to the need to reduce operational costs and mitigate negative environmental impacts. Therefore, numerous energy saving technologies have been proposed, however, their overall performance needs to be carefully assessed before implementation. For assessing the energy saving potential of different technologies, autonomous ship models can be a powerful tool through model testing combined with numerical simulations. In this work, an autonomous, self-propelled and self-measuring free running ship model of an Ice Class tanker is developed. A series of experiments have been conducted which included bollard pull, shaft efficiency, naked-hull, self-propulsion, and manoeuvrability tests to investigate the efficiency improvement resulted from changing the ship operational trim and testing different bow designs. The experiments were conducted successfully proving the effectiveness and validity of the developed ship model. Alongside, a mathematical model for the time domain simulation of the developed autonomous ship model has been developed and validated using
the experimental data which can be used for further studies.

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Submitted date: 20 January 2019
Accepted/In Press date: 22 May 2019
Keywords: Ship energy efficiency, Tanker ship, Model testing, Simulink,, Autonomous

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Local EPrints ID: 427756
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/427756
ISSN: 0029-8018
PURE UUID: 1b5c1d92-38f9-431e-82df-ab17e64dd79b
ORCID for Ameen Bassam: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-7366-7293
ORCID for Stephen Turnock: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-6288-0400
ORCID for Philip Wilson: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-6939-682X

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Date deposited: 28 Jan 2019 17:30
Last modified: 24 May 2019 00:39

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