THE RUDDER THAT PERFORMS LIKE A STERN THRUSTER

The operators of various types of smaller tankers, cargo ships and other vessels have long recognized the advantages of the Schilling rudder. In 1987, operators of much larger vessels began to reap the benefits of the Schilling concept. The 25,000 t displacement passenger/containership AMERICANA and two 68,000 dwt Chevron tankers, for example, were each equipped with a Schilling rudder. The merits of the concept are now recognized for all types and sizes of vessels. It is explained how the special profile shape of the rudder develops 30% more effective lift. This and other features-- such as the end plates--are said to make it more a controller of the propeller slipstream than purely a ship's rudder. The behavior of both the single (Monovec) and twin (VecTwin) Schilling rudders are described.

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    • Journal article; Schilling rudder
  • Publication Date: 1988-10

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  • Accession Number: 00656366
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Technical Information Facility
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 21 1994 12:00AM