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Fast low wash maritime transportation (FLOWMART)

Objective

The objective of this project is to formulate a Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) method and software to assess the wave and wash making characteristics of High Speed Craft (HSC). Several CFD technique will be developed before validation by means of model testing and full-scale trials on 3 typical hull forms: High Speed Catamaran, Conventional Catamaran and High Speed Monohull. The most promising candidate CFD technique will then be combined with both interactive and non-interactive numerical optimisation methods and used to develop two demonstrator hull forms (High-Speed Catamaran and High-Speed Monohull) for further testing and analysis. Finally, guidelines and criteria will be drawn up covering the effects of wash making on the environment and means by which this can be minimised.

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF STRATHCLYDE

Address

48,North Portland Street 48 Colville Building 8
G1 1xm Glasgow

United Kingdom

Administrative Contact

Hugh THOMSON (Mr)

Participants (8)

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ALPHA MARINE LTD.

Greece

ALSTOM LEROUX NAVAL S.A.

France

FBM BABCOCK MARINE LIMITED

United Kingdom

LUND, MOHR & GIAEVER - ENGER MARIN AS

Norway

NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS*ETHNICON METSOVION POLYTECHNION

Greece

SIREHNA - SOCIÉTÉ D'INGÉNIÉRIE, DE RECHERCHES ET D'ETUDES EN HYDRODYNAMIQUE NAVALE SA

France

SSPA MARITIME CONSULTING AB

Sweden

UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE

United Kingdom

Project information

Grant agreement ID: G3RD-CT-1999-00013

  • Start date

    1 February 2000

  • End date

    31 January 2003

Funded under:

FP5-GROWTH

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 167 348

  • EU contribution

    € 2 071 695

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITY OF STRATHCLYDE

United Kingdom