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European fullscale flow research and technology (EFFORT)

Objective

This project focuses on validating and introducing innovative Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) prediction methods for the performance of the ship/propeller combination at full scale, instead of the usual model scale. Existing CFD codes will be extended, extensive full scale and model-scale flow measurements will be conducted, and validation of the CFD predictions will be carried out. Successful CFD prediction of the full-scale viscous flow and propeller inflow will be a large step forward compared to the current practice of model-scale testing or computations, followed by empirical scaling methods. Reduced resistance, improved propeller inflow and propulsive efficiency, and reduced cavitations and vibrations can be achieved. The results will be implemented in design by the participating European shipyards, suppliers, service providers and research institutes, leading to higher design quality and efficiency and increased competitiveness.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

MARITIME RESEARCH INSTITUTE NETHERLANDS
Address
Haagsteeg 2
6700 AA Wageningen
Netherlands

Participants (15)

BASSIN D'ESSAIS DES CARENES
France
Address
Chaussée Du Vexin
27100 Val De Reuil
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE
France
Address
Rue De La Noé 1
44321 Nantes
CHALMERS TEKNISKA HOGSKOLA AB*
Sweden
Address
1,Hörsalsvägen 1
412 96 Göteborg
ECOLE CENTRALE DE NANTES
France
Address
Rue De La Noe 1
Nantes
FLOWTECH INTERNATIONAL AB
Sweden
Address
6,Chalmers Tvargata 6
400 22 Goeteborg
HAMBURGISCHE SCHIFFBAU-VERSUCHSANSTALT GMBH
Germany
Address
164,Bramfelder Strasse 164
22305 Hamburg
HELSINKI UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
Finland
Address
Otakaari 4
02015 Hut
IHC HOLLAND N.V. DREDGERS
Netherlands
Address
Smitweg 6
2960 AA Kinderdijk
KVAERNER MASA-YARDS INC.
Finland
Address
1,Telakkakatu 1
20101 Turku / Abo
LLOYD'S REGISTER OF SHIPPING
United Kingdom
Address
29,Fenchurch Street 71
EC3M 4BS London
NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS*ETHNICON METSOVION POLYTECHNION
Greece
Address
9,Heroon Polytechniou Street 9
15773 Athens
ROLLS-ROYCE AB
Sweden
Address
Varnumsleden 5
681 29 Kristinehamn
SHIP DESIGN AND RESEARCH CENTRE SA
Poland
Address
Waly Piastowskie, 1
80 958 Gdansk
SZCZECIN MARITIME UNIVERSITY
Poland
Address
Waly Chrobrego 1/2
70-500 Szczecin
Van Voorden Gieterij B.V.
Netherlands
Address
15,Oude Stationsweg 15
5300 AB Zaltbommel