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Design metrics for evaluating the propulsive efficiency of future ships

Molland, A.F., Turnock, S.R. and Hudson, D.A. (2009) Design metrics for evaluating the propulsive efficiency of future ships At IMDC 2009: 10th International Marine Design Conference. 26 - 29 May 2009. 17 pp, pp. 209-225.

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There is an increasing need for the ship design process to take account of environmental issues such as the emission of greenhouse gases and the likely extension of a carbon dioxide charging mechanism to international shipping. These issues, together with the need for economic viability, provide further incentives to improve the efficiency of propulsion of ships. The main components of powering are firstly reviewed. Individual components and other power saving devices are identified which should contribute to improvements in the overall efficiency of propulsion. Suitable design metrics and procedures, taking into account economic and environmental factors, are recommended for the design of future ships.

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Published date: May 2009
Venue - Dates: IMDC 2009: 10th International Marine Design Conference, 2009-05-26 - 2009-05-29
Keywords: ship resistance, propulsive efficiency, emissions, greenhouse gases
Organisations: Fluid Structure Interactions Group


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ORCID for S.R. Turnock: ORCID iD
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Date deposited: 01 Jun 2009
Last modified: 19 Jul 2017 00:25

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