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Zero Carbon Ship Resistance and Propulsion

When you'll study it
Semester 1
CATS points
ECTS points
Level 7
Module lead
Stephen Turnock
Academic year

Module overview

Maximising the propulsive efficiency of ships is key to their economic effectiveness and in minimising their emissions of CO2, NOx and SOx. Advances in ship performance require a detailed understanding of the fluid dynamic mechanisms which control the flow around the hull creating resistance, the interaction of the hull wake with the propulsor and overall how the propulsor can be optimised based on the operational profile of the ship. Alongside this the methods whereby renewable resources such as wind and wave can contribute to ship propulsion will become an important element of design. The module takes a fundamental approach to ship resistance and propulsion examining in detail the latest experimental techniques for measuring resistance components and time varying flow fields, theoretical methods for predicting resistance and propeller performance at concept design and the use of computational fluid dynamic based approaches. The aim is is to provide a pathway towards the design of future zero carbon ships which minimise energy requirements and cost.