WIND-ASSISTED SHIP PROPULSION

The steady growth of interest in wind-assisted ship propulsion prompted Marine Consultants, Szczecin, Poland to begin research in the field in 1983. More encouragement came in the form of an agreement by the Polish Steamship Company to use wind propulsion in two bulk carriers--of 33,500 and 11,800 dwt, respectively--that were under construction. The system decided upon was the modern Magnus Effect rotor thruster, judged to satisfy requirements that the wind propulsion unit occupy limited deck space and be characterized by high efficiency, compactness, and reliable operation under all weather conditions. It was also decided to fit the first prototype system on the 11,800 dwt bulker, scheduled for delivery in 1990. This prototype system and model tests that were carried out on it are described.

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    • Journal article
  • Authors:
    • Ludwisiak, H
  • Publication Date: 1988-10

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 3 p.
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  • Accession Number: 00656441
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Technical Information Facility
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 21 1994 12:00AM