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Prediction of leading edge and tip flow for the design of quiet and efficient screw propellers

Project information

Grant agreement ID: G3RD-CT-2002-00818

  • Start date

    1 July 2002

  • End date

    30 November 2005

Funded under:

FP5-GROWTH

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 609 822

  • EU contribution

    € 1 992 146

Coordinated by:

MARITIME RESEARCH INSTITUTE NETHERLANDS

Netherlands

Objective

Quiet and efficient propulsion is essential for modern ships, especially for the high-tech segment of shipbuilding in Europe. Vibrations and noise are major problem areas for ships like cruise ships, ferries and containerships. Measures to reduce vibrations have led to a strong tip loading, with the result that the tip vortex is now the remaining major cause of vibrations and noise. Industry has no tools to predict the strength of the tip vortex. Numerical methods (CFD) have created new possibilities to predict the tip vortex, but these methods have not yet been applied and validated. Moreover, industry lacks the necessary skills to apply CFD. The aim of the project is to develop numerical tools to predict the strength and structure of the tip vortex of a ship propeller, to validate the technique and to bring the technique to industry as a practical tool for the assessment of propeller induced vibrations.

Coordinator

MARITIME RESEARCH INSTITUTE NETHERLANDS

Address

2,Haagsteeg 2
6700 Aa Wageningen

Netherlands

Participants (14)

CHALMERS TEKNISKA HOGSKOLA AB*

Sweden

FINCANTIERI - CANTIERI NAVALI ITALIANI SPA

Italy

FLOWTECH INTERNATIONAL AB

Sweden

FOUNDATION FOR TECHNICAL AND INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH AT THE NORWEGIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

Norway

HAMBURGISCHE SCHIFFBAU-VERSUCHSANSTALT GMBH

Germany

HELSINKI UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY

Finland

IZAR CONSTRUCCIONES NAVALES S.A.

Spain

SHIP DESIGN AND RESEARCH CENTRE SA

Poland

SSPA MARITIME CONSULTING AB

Sweden

STICHTING NATIONAAL LUCHT- EN RUIMTEVAART LABORATORIUM

Netherlands

TECHNICAL RESEARCH CENTRE OF FINLAND

Finland

TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF DENMARK

Denmark

THE ITALIAN SHIP RESEARCH CENTRE

Italy

WAERTSILAE PROPULSION UNITED BV

Netherlands

Project information

Grant agreement ID: G3RD-CT-2002-00818

  • Start date

    1 July 2002

  • End date

    30 November 2005

Funded under:

FP5-GROWTH

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 609 822

  • EU contribution

    € 1 992 146

Coordinated by:

MARITIME RESEARCH INSTITUTE NETHERLANDS

Netherlands