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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.

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Coordinator

MARITIME RESEARCH INSTITUTE NETHERLANDS

Address

Haagsteeg 2
6700 Aa Wageningen

Netherlands

Participants (15)

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BASSIN D'ESSAIS DES CARENES

France

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE

France

CHALMERS TEKNISKA HOGSKOLA AB*

Sweden

ECOLE CENTRALE DE NANTES

France

FLOWTECH INTERNATIONAL AB

Sweden

HAMBURGISCHE SCHIFFBAU-VERSUCHSANSTALT GMBH

Germany

HELSINKI UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY

Finland

IHC HOLLAND N.V. DREDGERS

Netherlands

KVAERNER MASA-YARDS INC.

Finland

LLOYD'S REGISTER OF SHIPPING

United Kingdom

NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS*ETHNICON METSOVION POLYTECHNION

Greece

ROLLS-ROYCE AB

Sweden

SHIP DESIGN AND RESEARCH CENTRE SA

Poland

SZCZECIN MARITIME UNIVERSITY

Poland

Van Voorden Gieterij B.V.

Netherlands

Project information

Grant agreement ID: G3RD-CT-2002-00810

  • Start date

    1 July 2002

  • End date

    31 December 2005

Funded under:

FP5-GROWTH

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 282 000

  • EU contribution

    € 2 055 535

Coordinated by:

MARITIME RESEARCH INSTITUTE NETHERLANDS

Netherlands

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