Kite Influence on the Ship’s Capacity of Maneuvering and Course Stability for the Unconventional Mixed Propulsion

More than two centuries since the first steam-powered engine was installed on board of a ship ("Clermont", 1807), followed shortly by the invention of the diesel engine, marine pollution and atmospheric pollution, due to marine propulsion engines, reached alarming levels. Despite all efforts made by the ship-owners, ship builders and all those involved in shipping, the results were not as expected. In the early twentieth century, given the small number of existing ships on the world market, nobody issued the problem regarding high fuel consumption and air pollution, Without doubt, using unconventional methods of propulsion is a big step towards reducing air pollution. The authors can say that the old methods of propulsion systems have returned to date, on the same principles discovered a long time ago, but now using the latest technologies and equipment. The three natural sources: wind, sun and waves showed up at the moment, at least experimentally, (but also practically for wind and solar energy), that future naval propulsion will be provided by mixed methods combined with conventional propulsion engine to some extent, while the future technological development will allow us to use only natural sources. The authors say "conventional" propulsion systems, those systems that use fuels to power up the combustion engine and produce movement of rotation of the crankshaft and thus the propeller, thereby moving the ship. "Unconventional" systems are those systems, methods, ways that do not use fuel powered engine power, or do not work in conjunction with it. In this paper the authors watched and analyzed through the simulator, the influence that the kite has over the maneuvering and the ship’s course stability of powered combined engine - kite ship.


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  • Accession Number: 01523474
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 24 2014 9:36AM