Triple Energy Saving by Use of Contra Rotating, Tip Loaded and Podded Propulsion Technology

A. Sánchez-Caja (Corresponding author), M. Pérez-Sobrino, R. Quereda, M. Nijland, T. Veikonheimo, J. González-Adalid, I. Saisto, A. Auriarte

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Abstract

TRIPOD deals with energy saving in waterborne transport. It explores the feasibility of a novel propulsion
concept resulting from the integration of two promising technologies (podded propulsion and tip loaded endplate
propellers) in combination with energy recovery based on counter rotating propeller (CRP) principle. New ways
of saving energy are studied to improve ship operational costs. The paper describes the main objectives and the
different phases of the project, including the design activities, validation of the concept by model testing and
numerical computations, and the economic analysis of main results. The main focus is on the development of a
tool for the assessment of the overall energy balance in the ship design phase and on the application of the new
propulsion concept to several ship fleets. Energy savings and consequently emission reductions are derived from
the use of the analysis tool.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTransport Research Arena (TRA) 2014 Proceedings
Number of pages12
Publication statusPublished - 2014
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventTransport Research Arena 2014, TRA 2014 - Paris, France
Duration: 14 Apr 201417 Apr 2014

Conference

ConferenceTransport Research Arena 2014, TRA 2014
Abbreviated titleTRA2014
CountryFrance
CityParis
Period14/04/1417/04/14

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Keywords

  • pod propulsion
  • CLT
  • CRP
  • ship efficiency
  • CFD

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Sánchez-Caja, A., Pérez-Sobrino, M., Quereda, R., Nijland, M., Veikonheimo, T., González-Adalid, J., Saisto, I., & Auriarte, A. (2014). Triple Energy Saving by Use of Contra Rotating, Tip Loaded and Podded Propulsion Technology. In Transport Research Arena (TRA) 2014 Proceedings